China Second Quarter Data Underlines Direction
16th July 2013 by

By John Richardson ECONOMIC rebalancing in China isn’t working yet as this excellent article from...

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Running Away From Complexity
14th July 2013 by

  By John Richardson TWO-and-half years ago, the blog was told of a struggling Shanghai shoe-re...

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Only 4-6 US Cracker Projects Will Happen
11th July 2013 by

By John Richardson ONLY 4-6 of all the above US cracker projects are likely to go ahead as realisati...

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China’s Sandwich Generation Revisited
10th July 2013 by

By John Richardson THE sandwich generation in China, those too rich to qualify for social housing bu...

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Zero And Declining Growth For China Imports
9th July 2013 by

By John Richardson CHIINA’S ethylene equivalent imports will see zero growth over the next 5-7 yea...

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China’s SMEs Face New Lending Problem
7th July 2013 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S small and medium-sized (SMEs) may already be finding it increasingly di...

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China Faces Poor Peak Manufacturing Season
5th July 2013 by

By John Richardson DEMAND for chemicals and plastics in Asia should be seasonally robust at this sta...

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Stock-building Drives China PE Recovery
4th July 2013 by

By John Richardson APPARENT polyethylene (PE) demand in China rose by 10% in January-May of this yea...

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Europe’s Rubbish Solution
2nd July 2013 by

  By John Richardson SHALE gas may never be a significant energy solution for Europe because th...

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At Least One Company Saw It Coming
1st July 2013 by

By John Richardson A MAJOR petrochemicals company two years ago predicted that real Chinese GDP grow...

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