The Cost Versus Growth Conundrums
30th April 2014 by

By John Richardson SOME petrochemicals companies believe that their big cracker and derivatives proj...

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China Drives Down Yuan To Protect Jobs
29th April 2014 by

By John Richardson WE first warned in December 2011 that as China’s economic reforms accelerated, ...

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The “Logic” Of US Ethane Exports
28th April 2014 by

By John Richardson THE search for feedstock advantage is constant, given that some 80-90% of variabl...

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China Pulls Back From Funding Other Emerging Markets
25th April 2014 by

By John Richardson IT important to be relentlessly realistic about the risks no confronting emerging...

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Narendra Modi’s Infrastructure Challenge
24th April 2014 by

By John Richardson NARENDRA Modi looks as if he will end up leading the BJP-coalition to victory in ...

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China Faces Lower Growth In Q2
23rd April 2014 by

By John  Richardson WE conducted another of our highly unscientific surveys amongst polyethylene (P...

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Free China Outlook Webinar On Wednesday
21st April 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog has spent the last three years focusing heavily on China’s economy. Ou...

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What Chinese Q1 GDP Growth Really Tells Us
21st April 2014 by

By John Richardson ONE of the comments the blog often hears is that even though China’s GDP growth...

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China Housing The Biggest Risk
16th April 2014 by

By John Richardson WHEN the blog made the point during a recent presentation that China is still pre...

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China Credit Growth Lowest Since 2005
16th April 2014 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyolefins markets have picked up over the last few weeks on reports o...

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