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China, The November Plenum And De-Stocking

By John Richardson

THE end of China’s Golden Week holidays, which ran from 1-7 October, has represented an opportunity for some polyolefins traders.

“Stocks were low before the holidays, and, as a result, once business activity resumed in earnest on …

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The Attention Span Of Commodity Markets

By John Richardson

PARTICIPANTS in commodity and financial markets sometimes appear to have very short attention spans.

But they are merely doing their jobs by seeking to stretch out rallies as long as possible through claiming everything that was being …

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A Chance To Win £100

By John Richardson

SICK and tired of wracking your brains trying to figure out where the China polyolefins market is going?

Are you weary of the Eurozone debt crisis and the threat that US Congress will fail to raise the debt ceiling?…

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US Threat To Asian Polyolefins

So far so good…lack of arbitrage in 2012

By John Richardson

Despite a strong recovery in China’s polyethylene (PE) prices and sales over the last month-and-a-half, producers are viewing the coming year with great trepidation.

One of the wild cards …

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China Polyolefins Recovery Continues…..

…..For Now 

 

By John Richardson

RELATIVE to most of 2012 – when China’s polyolefins market was in dire straits – November, December and early January have been excellent for traders who took the right positions. At least one producer …

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The View From Ground Level Is Different

By John Richardson

The macroeconomic headwinds are building, making it hard for some of those at the ground level in Asian polyolefin markets to foresee anything but fragile and tough trading conditions.

This is in marked contrast to the fairly …

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Polyolefin End-users Assume The Risk

By John Richardson

POLYOLEFIN end-users in China and Southeast Asia began to re-stock in significant numbers last week on anticipation that supply is going to remain tight for the next few weeks at least, the blog has been told.

“There …

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The Edginess, The Nervousness Continues

By John Richardson

THE edgy and nervous nature of the recovery in Asian polyolefin markets became even more apparent from discussions the blog held with traders and producers during a visit to Singapore last week.

Such was the uncertainty that …

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