Strong June, But Shaky Q3
30th June 2013 by

By John Richardson JUNE was a good month for Asia’s polyethylene (PE) industry. Both prices and ma...

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Asia’s Naphtha Crackers
28th June 2013 by

By John Richardson ONE industry observer describes some of the cracker and refinery-petrochemicals p...

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Asia, The Fed And Swimming Naked
27th June 2013 by

  By John Richardson WHEN the tide eventually goes out, we will find out who has been swimming ...

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Crucial Six Months For China
26th June 2013 by

  By John Richardson CHINA’S immediate credit scare appeared to ease somewhat yesterday when ...

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China Stays Firm On Credit
25th June 2013 by

By John Richardson CHINA signalled yesterday that there would be no major easing of the credit squee...

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Consensus On China Shifts Even Further
24th June 2013 by

By John Richardson ECONOMISTS, financial analysts and ratings agencies are increasingly lining up to...

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An Apology To Our Readers
24th June 2013 by

Dear Readers The transfer of the blog to WordPress, from Movable Type, has led to some technical gli...

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China Credit Crunch: Petchem Impact
21st June 2013 by

  By John Richardson CHINA’S decision to make more funds available to lenders in order to eas...

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China’s Credit Squeeze
20th June 2013 by

  By John Richardson CHINA’s leaders have so far refused to back down from their efforts to deal ...

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It Is Just Too Difficult
20th June 2013 by

Smart bottles   By John Richardson THERE is a growing concern amongst some polyolefin industry ...

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