Asian Chemical Connections

Asian Polyethylene: Inventory Losses Threaten Survival
16th January 2015 by

By John Richardson HERE are some observations, from several discussions with market participants thi...

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Chemical Sales, Capital Spending In A Weaker Oil-Price World
15th January 2015 by

By John Richardson THE above chart shows the top 23 of the latest ICIS Top 100 ranking of global che...

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Indonesia: Seize The Day
14th January 2015 by

By John Richardson IT WAS criminally wrong. Yes, criminally wrong. Financial speculators drove up th...

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This Is No Way To Run Companies In The Future
13th January 2015 by

By John Richardson WHEN the history of 2015 is eventually written, there will no doubt be some petro...

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How To Get Through 2015 In One Piece (More Or Less)
12th January 2015 by

By John Richardson EVERY time the oil price stabilises for just a few days there is pretty widesprea...

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Oil Markets In One Word: China
9th January 2015 by

By John Richardson A COMMENT I have heard so many times over the last two months is that once oil pr...

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China Petrochemicals In 2015: Five More Predictions
8th January 2015 by

By John Richardson HERE are five more predictions for China’s petrochemicals markets during 2015: ...

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US Petrochemicals: Three Predictions For 2015
7th January 2015 by

By John Richardson AS you can see from the table below, there are  no less than 12 US ethane-based ...

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Europe: Three Very Easy Predictions For 2015
6th January 2015 by

By John Richardson HERE are some alarming facts about Europe:  If you include all the people who ha...

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China Polyethylene: Three Predictions For 2015
5th January 2015 by

By John Richardson THE  chart  below serves as an excellent illustration of the big shift in conse...

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