Asian Chemical Connections
During 2014, Jim Ratcliffe emerged from the shadows to defend European chemicals. He became a vocal critic of policymakers and sought innovative company initiatives
During 2014 Jim Ratcliffe disproved his reputation for staying out of the limelight by making a lot of noise, very publicly, about the challenges facing Europe’s chemical industry. The company he leads has continued to demonstrate how quickly it can combat the region’s structural feedstock disadvantages and maximise the chances of long-term prosperity.
INSIGHT: Crude price falls push petchems lower, raise price volatility
“Everyone is on the sidelines because they don’t know where the bottom is and don’t know what to do.”
VIDEO: ICIS special report - impact of lower crude oil prices