Changing Demand Is Demanding Better Answers
30th November 2015 by

By John Richardson I HAVE spent the last two weeks travelling in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and...

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China Is The World’s New Swing Petchems Producer
26th November 2015 by

By John Richardson CHINA is the new “swing producer” in some global petrochemicals markets, as i...

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Oil Prices: How To Avoid “Rear-View Mirror” Thinking
24th November 2015 by

By John Richardson EARLIER this year I said that crude prices in the region of $30 a barrel were per...

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China: New Catch Phrase Backs Up Old Data
22nd November 2015 by

By John Richardson OLD data doesn’t always go away. What instead sometimes happens is that people ...

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China’s Chemicals Strategy: More Complexity
19th November 2015 by

By John Richardson THE more that things change to some extent the more they stay the same in China. ...

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China Polyethylene: Please Tread Very Carefully
18th November 2015 by

By John Richardson HAND on heart, how many of you saw the above slide coming? As you can see, China...

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China Reforms Stay On Track With 8% Credit Fall
15th November 2015 by

By John Richardson THE above chart shows the moving average growth of total social financing (TSF) i...

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Deflation, Customer Cost Cutting And Polyolefins
13th November 2015 by

By John Richardson MOST of the world’s top ten chemicals producers reported lower sales for Q3 201...

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Latest US Jobs Report Means Oil At $100 In Early 2017
11th November 2015 by

By John Richardson THE US economy is well and truly back is the conclusion you will reach if you rea...

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CEOs Need To Get Rid Of The “Fear Factor”
9th November 2015 by

It now makes sense to reduce my number of blog posts to three a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays ...

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