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 https://www.icis.com/blogs/chemicals%2Dand...

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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 &#...

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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 &...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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, ...

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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...

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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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