Asian Operating Cuts Not Enough
31st May 2012 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha cracker operators have cut production in response to the exceptiona...

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Stimulus Nonsense Raises Hopes
30th May 2012 by

By John Richardson EARNINGS estimates for South Korean petrochemical companies will have to be cut b...

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European Firms Assess China Exit
30th May 2012 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S rising labour costs and a worsening regulatory environment had resu...

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Global Economy Loses Suspension
29th May 2012 by

By John Richardson ISN’T it interesting how when you talk to someone involved in a petrochemic...

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China PE Demand Falls Six Percent
27th May 2012 by

By John Richardson The 6% decline in apparent polyethylene (PE) demand in China from January to Apri...

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Feedstock Assumptions A Risk
25th May 2012 by

By John Richardson THE feedstock landscape can change very rapidly as the shale-gas revolution amply...

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PE Middle East Offers Keep Falling
23rd May 2012 by

By John Richardson POLYOLEFIN markets are not going to bottom out until August-September at the earl...

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No Big China Relief
23rd May 2012 by

By John Richardson Wen Jiabao re-emphasised at the weekend that China’s economic policy would ...

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APIC: A Sense Of Shock
22nd May 2012 by

  By John Richardson ANOTHER theme that emerged from last week’s Asia Petrochemical Indus...

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APIC: US Feedstock and Asia Optimism
21st May 2012 by

By John Richardson FEEDSTOCK advantages in the US and the continued economic rise of Asia were some ...

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