Asian Chemical Connections

China Economic Policies To Get Tougher
31st March 2013 by

By John Richardson THERE will, of course, be bright spots in petrochemicals markets as a result of f...

Reviving Youngstown
28th March 2013 by

By John Richardson THE blog turned 50 last week and so spare it some indulgence, as it is in a somew...

US has “23 Years” Of Gas Reserves
26th March 2013 by

By John Richardson Amidst all the continued excitement about abundant supplies of ethane in the US, ...

China Manufacturing Relocation Accelerates
26th March 2013 by

Source of graph: Standard Chartered   By John Richardson WORKING conditions matter as much as h...

Post-War Fabric Of Europe Under Threat
24th March 2013 by

The excellent article below from Paul Taylor at Reuters, which with his permission we publish i...

Everywhere You Look
22nd March 2013 by

By John Richardson EVERYWHERE you look across China’s petrochemical markets the story is the s...

China, Patronage And Innovation
21st March 2013 by

By John Richardson CHINA has to improve innovation if it is to avoid the middle-income trap. Some pe...

The First Quarter Financial Results Dilemma
20th March 2013 by

By John Richardson EUROPEAN olefins markets have turned decidedly bearish, according to my ICIS coll...

China Labour Supply Threatens Productivity Growth
19th March 2013 by

Chart compiled by the China Real Time Report blog.    By John Richardson NOBODY should be ...

Xi Jingping’s Challenges
18th March 2013 by

By John Richardson XI Jinping, who formally became China’s president last week during the Nati...

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