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US Polyethylene Industry: Scenarios For 2017-2020
31st May 2017 by

By John Richardson IT has been a remarkably strong few years for the US polyethylene (PE) business. ...

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Why Oil Prices Could Be At $35/bbl Or Lower By Q4
29th May 2017 by

Saudi Arabia and the rest of OPEC may regret their decison to cut production, as this has led to a r...

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Why The US Will Fail To Reach 3% GDP Growth
23rd May 2017 by

By John Richardson THE WHITE House has to clear two major barriers if it is going get anywhere close...

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China Moves Towards Commodity Grade PE Self-Sufficiency By 2025
22nd May 2017 by

By John Richardson THE argument I’ve been making for a couple of years now is that the history of ...

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Buoyant, Calm Financial Markets Fail to Reflect Growing Risks
16th May 2017 by

By John Richardson THE Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) volatility index fell to its lowest...

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China’s Drive To PX Self-Sufficiency Again Shows Failure Of Conventional Thinking
15th May 2017 by

By John Richardson BACK in November 2014, when I first suggested that China might move to self-suffi...

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China’s Polyethylene Market Faces Long Destocking Process
12th May 2017 by

China’s polyethylene (PE) imports surged and domestic production saw strong growth in Q1. Th...

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China’s Lock-Step Moves On Credit, Pollution Threaten Global Economy
10th May 2017 by

China’s renewed efforts to tackle excessive lending and pollution are closely linked as pr...

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French Election: Le Pen Could Have Won Under Electoral College System
8th May 2017 by

Political populism is far from being a spent force despite Sunday’s French presidential elect...

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China’s Polypropylene Market Reflects Wider Economic Problems
5th May 2017 by

By John Richardson WHEN traders acquired big volumes of polypropylene (PP) cargoes to export to Chin...

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