Asian Chemical Connections

China’s Polypropylene Market: The Big Inland Growth Opportunities
28th February 2018 by

By John Richardson A CONVENTIONAL WAY to assess the pace of polymers demand growth in a developing c...

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Stock Markets: Real Implications For Petchems and Risks Of A “Cynical Bubble”
26th February 2018 by

By John Richardson WHEN stock markets are rising, the proverbial garden can look as if it is bloomin...

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China’s Polyethylene Market: Three New Scenarios For 2018-2025
23rd February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above slide underlines the growing complexity surrounding China’s economy, ...

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Plastic Waste Crisis: How Polymer Company Early Adopters Can Win
21st February 2018 by

Being an “early adopter” is never easy because of cynicism and scepticism. But what choice do we...

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The Battle To Retain Metallocene Polyethylene Price Premiums
20th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart could be a sign of a long term trend where we see metallocene lin...

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Plastic Rubbish Backlash Will Lead To New Polymer Manufacturing Processes…
15th February 2018 by

….as sustainability replaces globalisation as the new industry value driver By John Richardson...

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China Shadow Banking Squeeze Threatens Global Economy
14th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE trend that I identified last August is continuing. China is in the midst of a...

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Asian Petchems Profits Could Test Historic Lows In 2018
12th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ASIAN steam cracker business has struggled to pass on higher oil prices as th...

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Petrochemicals Destocking Phase Likely As Crude Volatility Increases
8th February 2018 by

By John Richardson WE COULD now be in a destocking phase in petrochemicals markets as oil prices are...

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House Of Cards Waiting To Fall: Oil, Equities And The Economy
7th February 2018 by

By John Richardson HOW much of the rise in oil prices since June of last year has been down to the f...

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