Asian Chemical Connections

Less Rather Than More Petchems Free Trade
29th November 2013 by

By John Richardson A LOT of the talk at this year’s GPCA conference in Dubai was of the need for m...

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The Iran-West Nuclear Deal: An Update
27th November 2013 by

By John Richardson MANY thanks to a good friend of the blog, Mark Mark Mirosevic-Sorgo, managing dir...

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Iran-West Nuclear Deal Could Boost Naphtha Cracking
27th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE blog has met many Iranian delegates during its seven years of working for ICI...

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Regional Trading Blocs: Globalisation In Reverse
25th November 2013 by

By John Richardson HAS anyone out there considered the possibility that we could end up with a serie...

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Chemicals Companies Need To Prepare For Deflation in 2014
24th November 2013 by

By John Richardson IF the US Fed’s polices are working why is AP Moller Mearsk – the shippin...

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Prepare For More Fragmented, Protected Markets
22nd November 2013 by

By John Richardson Last week, the blog gave a presentation at the ICIS Asian Polyolefins Conference ...

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China Polyester “Too Big To Fail”
21st November 2013 by

By John Richardson HAVE some companies in the polyester chain in China worked themselves into a posi...

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Re-assembly Job No 2: China Local Govt Revenues
20th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THERE are personal reasons why local government officials in China might effectiv...

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Australia: Nice Work If You Were Able To Get It
19th November 2013 by

By John Richardson BACK in the late 1990s, the blog held a discussion with an Australian petrochemic...

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China: No New “Demographic Dividend”
18th November 2013 by

By John Richardson ANOTHER, on the surface, stunning announcement last Friday – along with promise...

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