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China’s About Turn: The Seven Global Implications

By John Richardson

HISTORIANS will end up concluding that falling emerging market currencies and stock markets – the prelude to what could be a full-blown crisis – ┬áis really about China and not about the US Federal Reserve. The Fed …

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Turkish Escape Valve Under Threat

By John Richardson

TURKEY has long been a useful barometer of the overall health of the global polymers industry, especially polyolefins, because of its heavy dependence on imports (see the slide below, courtesy of Ali Murat Ayar – managing director …

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Constant Search For Feedstock Advantage

By John Richardson

AROUND $6bn worth of proposed petrochemical investments in Kazakhstan – the giant central Asian country with abundant oil and gas reserves – once again confirms the three most important factors for success: Feedstock, feedstock and feedstock.

“The …

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The Fear Factor Dominates

By John Richardson

EVERYWHERE you turn it is bad as fear over the future dominates the mood of polyolefin producers and buyers.

Aversion to risk seems to have increased because of the concern that this could be September 2008 all …

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Job-hopping Causes Post-New Year Demand Dip

Chinese workers are on the hop…. 

Source of picture: advanced-fibre.com

 

By John Richardson

CHINA’S polyolefin demand in the few days of proper trading that have taken place since the Lunar New Year has been described as “horrendous” and “grim” …

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Turkish Polyolefins Confront Tight Credit, China Uncertainty

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By John Richardson

THE economic crisis continues to force the global chemicals industry to think on its feet due to, among many other things, persistently tight credit in some regions.

China has also become even …

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