Asian Chemical Connections

Re-assembling China’s Incentive Systems
17th November 2013 by

By John Richardson ON the surface, further details about decisions taken during the Third Plenum –...

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China’s November Plenum: The Verdict So Far
13th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE November Plenum is over and now the analysis has begun. Some commentators vie...

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The US Needs A Plenum
13th November 2013 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S crucial November plenum has now finished and so far there are no detail...

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Bio-based Local Ethylene Plants A Good Alternative
11th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE proven approach for success in petrochemicals is, of course, to find cheap fe...

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Life After The “Sugar High”: Oil Prices And Petrochemicals
11th November 2013 by

By John Richardson WHY is it that even though demand in the US for petrochemicals is still well belo...

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China’s Demographics: What Is Your Contingency Plan?
8th November 2013 by

By John Richardson DEMOGRAPHICS shape demand – everywhere, including in China, as we have been dis...

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China’s Overshadowing Economic Importance
7th November 2013 by

By John Richardson AS we head into this weekend’s crucial November plenum , it is worth rememberi...

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European Chemicals: Rescue Efforts Continue
6th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE battle to save the European chemicals industry from widespread plant closures...

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South Korea’s Demographic Challenges
5th November 2013 by

By John Richardson THE blog has been long on South Korea ever since its first visit in 1997.  Its e...

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US Housing Recovery? What Recovery?
4th November 2013 by

  By John Richardson A SUSTAINED US housing recovery is vital for the global petrochemicals ind...

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