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Vaccine nationalism and lack of debt relief remain major threats to petchem growth

By John Richardson WE LIVE in a highly interconnected world as this statistic underlines: of the $18tr worth of goods that were traded last year, intermediate goods or components of finished goods represented $11tr, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. In the key automotive, textile, retail and construction petrochemical end-use industries, many […]

China’s economic dominance carries many short and long-term risks for petrochemicals

By John Richardson JUST 5% of US companies with revenues of more than $500m plan to relocate operations out of China, according to the latest survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. This partly reflects highly networked manufacturing clusters, wrote the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in this excellent article. “Automotive and electronics clusters […]

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