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Analyse The Data And Listen To Li Keqiang

By John Richardson IT IS important to look at long-term trends in China rather than be misled by a few positive sets of data. This is not pessimism, just realism. Yesterday saw the release of very good August export data.  Exports were up by 7.2% from year earlier, and were 5.1% higher than in July […]

An Apology To Our Readers

Dear Readers The transfer of the blog to WordPress, from Movable Type, has led to some technical glitches which we are doing our best to resolve. These have included: 1.) The site failing to display new posts on some browers last week. Hopefully, this has now been fixed. Please let us know if you are still […]

A Chance To Win £100

By John Richardson SICK and tired of wracking your brains trying to figure out where the China polyolefins market is going? Are you weary of the Eurozone debt crisis and the threat that US Congress will fail to raise the debt ceiling? Then take a break from hardscrabble petrochemicals markets to take part in our ICIS Holiday […]

China Downside Continues To Surprise

  By John Richardson  THE statistics speak for themselves. For example: *The full HSBC August manufacturing index for China, which was released last Friday, showed that manufacturing input costs were rising at their fastest rate for four months, suggesting that the battle against inflation is a long way from being won. Although the final HSBC […]

Planned Maintenance 20 November 2008

Notice This blog will be undergoing planned maintenance on the morning (UK time) of Thursday 20, November 2008. During that time you will be able to read this blog, but will not be able to post any comments. We expect full functionality to be restored in the afternoon of 20 November. Thanks for your patience.

It’s a whole new ball game

First of all, apologies to readers for my complete neglect of this blog over the last six weeks. I can only plead overwork and being too stunned by the collapse of the global economy to think about the blogosphere. I promise regular posts from now on, provided I am not once again dazzled by the […]

Operational Note

Operational Note: This blog will disappear for three hours on Saturday 17 May 2007 between 9am and 12 noon (UK summer time) for server maintenance. It will then magically re-appear.

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