China “Base Case” Indicates Another Good Year
31st January 2014 by

By John Richardson LAST year was a tremendous year for polyethylene (PE) exporters to China, accordi...

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ExxonMobil, Energy Efficiency And Innovation
30th January 2014 by

By John Richardson SAVING money through energy efficiency, along with innovation, will be two of  t...

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Dow And Commodities-Specialities Integration
29th January 2014 by

  By John Richardson IS diversification itself a problem in commodity chemicals and speciality ...

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China’s Rough Ride To Sustainable Growth
28th January 2014 by

By John Richardson IT makes no sense whatsoever to think that the transition to another type of grow...

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Getting China And The Fed The Wrong Way Round
27th January 2014 by

By John Richardson MOST newspapers and wire services still seem to have got it in the wrong way roun...

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Thailand: Papering Over the Cracks May Be Harder
24th January 2014 by

By John Richardson THE longer that the political crisis in Thailand drags on, the more we worry that...

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Dow Chemical And Back To The Future
23rd January 2014 by

By John Richardson HOW the world has changed. Dan Loeb of the Hedge fund, Third Point, wrote in a le...

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China Is “The Fragile One”
22nd January 2014 by

By John Richardson THE “Fragile Five” might, as we discussed on Monday, have become “The Expos...

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China: The Cost of Shutting Down
21st January 2014 by

By John Richardson ONCE a petrochemicals plant is built it is pretty hard to shut it down. This migh...

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“Fragile Five” Now “The Exposed Eight”
20th January 2014 by

By John Richardson IT used to be just the “Fragile Five” – Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Afr...

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