Asian Chemical Connections

No option but to bet on China
31st December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan Even as market players celebrate the finish of what has been an unexpectedly goo...

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The Threat From Arms-Length Project Financing
30th December 2009 by

By John Richardson THE increasing use of non-recourse financing has raised the cost of projects fina...

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Asian PE, PP face a weak start to 2010
29th December 2009 by

Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) producers expect trade to pick up only from the second quar...

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China’s Data Quandary: Time To Take Up Golf?
28th December 2009 by

By John Richardson Carrying on with our theme of just how difficult it is to get reliable informatio...

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The latest on Mab Ta Phut
24th December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan There is some good news for chemical companies affected by the Map Ta Phut crisi...

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Philippines cracker – revival of an epic saga
23rd December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan Some projects never die. JG Summit has been planning a cracker since 1995 but ha...

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China PO demand will continue to expand but slower than capacity
22nd December 2009 by

By John Richardson China’s capacity to produce polyethylene and polypropylene will expand at a...

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Concerned about the Asean FTA? There’s not much you can do about it.
21st December 2009 by

The implementation of a zero-tariff regime in Asean from 1 Jauary 2010 has raised concerns among pol...

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Map Ta Phut work stops but no clarity on when crisis will be resolved.
18th December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan Companies executing projects at Map Ta Phut in Thailand have finally received a ...

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Qatar says there will be one more cracker
17th December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan Qatar has reconfirmed its commitment to build more petrochemical plants includin...

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