Asian Chemical Connections

Polymers industry risks sleepwalking into sustainability crisis
31st October 2018 by

GLOBALLY some 75% of aluminium is recycled, 86% of steel and 40% of glass. Why shouldn’t the same ...

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US GDP growth peaks as economic challenges build
29th October 2018 by

A FULL two percentage points of US third quarter growth of 3.5% was down to stock building. Total US...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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US equities risk following China as global debt bubble unwinds
24th October 2018 by

THE CENTRAL character of The Big Short was the only person who bothered to read the detail of US m...

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China and the end-game of the global credit bubble
22nd October 2018 by

WHEN stock markets are rising it makes sense to fund your investments through margin debt. Over the ...

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China’s PE market in 2019 at risk of lower growth
19th October 2018 by

  By John Richardson THIS MIGHT turn out to be another good year for Chinese PE demand growth a...

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China PP growth at risk from lower auto sales, trade war
17th October 2018 by

By John Richardson WE EXPECT China’s PP demand to rise by 6.5% in 2018 to total consumption of 27....

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Mike Pence’s key China speech highlights Cold War risks for petchems
15th October 2018 by

By John Richardson US VICE president Mike Pence made a barely reported speech on 4 October in which ...

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PE margins turn negative as economic risks build
12th October 2018 by

By John Richardson CASH margins for Asian linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) for naphtha-based ...

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China polymer growth at risk of 8.6m tonne decline on trade war
10th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE is no other country or even region in the world that comes anywhere close t...

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