The Failure Of Abenomics Should Be No Surprise
31st July 2014 by

By John Richardson The steepest  decline in Japanese industrial production since March 2011 has sho...

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China: Value For Money Replaces Luxury
30th July 2014 by

By John Richardson IF you answer a knock on the door and a travelling salesman is offering you a dea...

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What A “Low Growth World” Really Looks Like
29th July 2014 by

By John Richardson ONLY six new  US crackers would be built over the next five years because of ris...

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China Commodities: Fool’s Gold
28th July 2014 by

By John Richardson GILLIAN Tett’s splendid book about the root causes of the global financial cris...

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European Energy Sovereign Wealth Fund Needed
24th July 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog met with an old friend on its recent trip to the UK, a scientist, who mo...

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Indonesia’s Jokowi: Poverty Alleviation The Key
24th July 2014 by

By John Richardson INDONESIA’S new president seems like a breath of fresh air because he is outsid...

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China’s “Whack-A-Mole” To Accelerate
22nd July 2014 by

By John Richardson Mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) is the latest petrochemicals product to be caught up i...

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China Going To Plan: Credit Up Just 4%
21st July 2014 by

By John Richardson TOTAL social financing (TSF) in China increased by just 4% in H1 of this year ove...

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China Still A Long Way From Solving Its Demographic Crisis
20th July 2014 by

SO much for a new demographic dividend, as we warned last November when China announced that it had...

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China Peak Manufacturing Season Disappoints
17th July 2014 by

By John Richardson THE chemicals industry, because it supplies so many downstream manufacturing indu...

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