Asian Chemical Connections

Is the elephant about to fall off the bike?
30th August 2007 by

As Paul Hodges notes in his Chemicals and the Economy blog

Bad luck always comes in threes and this is 2007!
21st August 2007 by

Last night I was feeling a little mellow after consuming far too much ethanol (the French variety &#...

The global credit crisis is going to last
20th August 2007 by

The collective sigh of relief was almost audible late last week when the Fed cut its discount rate &...

Construction crisis? What crisis? China leads the way
14th August 2007 by

As the Middle East struggles to find labour and raw material supply with contractors’ order bo...

China attempts to move up the value chain
27th July 2007 by

Petrochemical markets are being badly ruffled by two recent Chinese government decisions. In late Ju...

China’s crackers are on track. Is this bad news?
24th July 2007 by

The consultants, traders and producers I spoke to last week insist that the current wave of new Chin...

Is ExxonMobil taking a gamble?
30th March 2007 by

Will China relax the price controls that have led to wallopping great losses for domestic refiners, ...

Oops a daisy, here we go again
29th March 2007 by

A boring topic to harp on about again I know, but this article from my colleague Nigel Davis from th...

What’s the point in building a plant if you’ve got nobody to run it?
28th March 2007 by

No point obviously. As this report from Deutsche Bank Download file notes, the global skills shortag...

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