Asian Chemical Connections

The squeezed middle class and the threat to free trade
14th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF THE US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80% of the ...

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A tale of two polymers in China: ICIS 8th World Polyolefins Conference presentation
9th April 2019 by

WE HELD our 8th World Polyolefins Conference in Vienna last week where I presented this paper on the...

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A brand new ‘how to” guide for forecasting Chinese polyethylene demand
29th March 2019 by

By John Richardson TIME and again over the last ten years the strength or weakness of Chinese chemic...

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China chemicals storage at bursting point indicates no big new economic stimulus
27th March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHEMICALS markets are a great barometer for weather conditions in the wider econo...

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China’s vital internet economy cannot be sacrificed for trade deal
25th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE latest stumbling block for the US/China trade talks is the Chinese reluctance...

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US LLDPE imports threaten to overwhelm European market
20th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE above chart may end up being an underestimate of the extent to which US linea...

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Per capita consumption another blunt tool for predicting China polymers growth
18th March 2019 by

By John Richardson WE ALREADY know that forecasting Chinese polyethylene (PE) demand growth based on...

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China polyethylene demand forecasting: Forget GDP, look downstream and focus on regions
12th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE TOP DOWN method of estimating polyethylene (PE) demand growth in China that u...

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US foreign policy reshaping global oil markets at major cost to the US
8th March 2019 by

Guest blogger today is again Ajay Parmar in the third of his posts. He is a chemical engineering pro...

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China’s January credit surge: Case for one-off panic, no new global economic boom
6th March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S HUGE January credit increase might be the start of a new round of major...

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