Asian Chemical Connections

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’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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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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Plastic waste crisis threatens 575m tonnes of global non-recycled PE demand
4th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE DEMAND growth for oil and other liquid fuels could be more than 50% lower up ...

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Polyethylene production via oil and gas: The next horse and cart
21st January 2019 by

By John Richardson IF YOU had conducted a snap survey of horse and cart manufacturers during New Yor...

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India’s pollution crisis threatens chemicals industry approach to growth
18th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ten most polluted cities in the world are all in Northern India. It is theref...

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China full-year lending decline confirms that Fed pause is a sideshow
15th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S full-year 2018 lending figures are out and they underline what I’d be...

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Asian PE margins to test 2012 lows as consensus catches up with economic realities
17th December 2018 by

By John Richardson IT HAS been evident since as early as February this year that China’s economy i...

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Deep understanding of inland China essential for tracking 2019 slowdown
10th December 2018 by

By John Richardson CHEMICALS companies are at great risk of getting Chinese demand very badly wrong ...

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Holding petchem CEOs to account: tackling societal needs the route to success
7th December 2018 by

By John Richardson IF WE all had a dollar for every time we’d heard the phrase, “the growth of t...

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