Asian Chemical Connections

Be very careful what you wish for…
29th May 2009 by

Source of picture: The Nymex To continue the same theme of earlier this week, I agree with my fellow...

The next oil shock and petrochemicals
24th May 2009 by

Apologies for letting this blog slip again, but have been busy trying to make a crust presenting ICI...

Maybe it’s not as bleak as I’ve made out…
18th May 2009 by

Consensus opinion tends to swing firmly in one direction and then the other. For example, in the goo...

It’s about scaling down rather than up
14th May 2009 by

One of the new skills being learnt in this current crisis is how to run plants efficiently at low op...

Net lending declines by 70-80% in Q2 in China
12th May 2009 by

This very interesting note from Jun Ma, chief economist for Greater China at Deutsche Bank (see the ...

How long can bear-market rallies last?
11th May 2009 by

The current run-up in equities might go on and on – perhaps even for several years, according ...

Aussie on a losing wicket
9th May 2009 by

The timing of when to strike the ball is everything in the wonderful sport of cricket – and al...

Micro-management gone too far?
8th May 2009 by

micro-management, human resources, APIC, commodity chemicals, CEOs, credit control, financial meltdo...

Reasons to be cheerful?
6th May 2009 by

Any excuse to make a reference to the late, great and wonderful Ian Dury. I sent the following email...

US-Asia Propylene arbitrage closes
4th May 2009 by

arbitrage, US-Asia exports, financial meltdown, piracy, Somalia, ICIS news...