Asian Chemical Connections

Plastic Rubbish Crisis: No More Business As Usual For Polymers
28th March 2018 by

By John Richardson DO NOT underestimate the ability of public opinion to reshape markets. That’s m...

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Petrochemicals Markets Point To Synchronised Global Downturn
26th March 2018 by

By John Richardson IF you repeat something enough times, such as the “emperor  is wearing clothes...

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US-China Trade War Draws Closer: Impact On Petrochemicals
23rd March 2018 by

By John Richardson NOTHING that has happened over the last 24 hours should take you by surprise. You...

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Digitisation Will Transform Petchems As Plant Reliability Increases
21st March 2018 by

Global volatility in pricing will also be greatly reduced as unexpected outages largely become a thi...

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China Doubles Down On Pollution Clean-up: Consequences For Chemicals
19th March 2018 by

By John Richardson ECONOMIC GROWTH for the sake of economic growth was for so many years the No1 pri...

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China Shadow Lending Down By 70% With Deleveraging To Continue
16th March 2018 by

By John Richardson The ABOVE CHART shows that lending via China’s shadow banking system fell by no...

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China Polyethylene: Inland Growth And Internet Sales Versus Threat From Sustainability
13th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE CHART uses the same approach I used in late February for my post on per...

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US Polyethylene: Even Without Trade War, $6.2bn Of Sales In China At Risk
11th March 2018 by

By John Richardson AS THE number of exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs grow for ...

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Global Trade War: $12.4bn of US Petchems Exports At Risk
9th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE CUMULATIVE negative effect on global GDP as more and more countries became in...

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China And US On Collision Course As Trade Tensions Build
7th March 2018 by

By John Richardson Yesterday, President Trump threatened to impose penalties on China for alleged ab...

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