US-China Trade War: Global Recession, Collapse Of Polyethylene Markets
6th April 2018 by

By John Richardson YOU have had more than 12 months to prepare for a global trade war that is becomi...

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China Polyethylene: Inland Growth And Internet Sales Versus Threat From Sustainability
13th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE CHART uses the same approach I used in late February for my post on per...

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Stock Markets: Real Implications For Petchems and Risks Of A “Cynical Bubble”
26th February 2018 by

By John Richardson WHEN stock markets are rising, the proverbial garden can look as if it is bloomin...

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Plastic Waste Crisis: How Polymer Company Early Adopters Can Win
21st February 2018 by

Being an “early adopter” is never easy because of cynicism and scepticism. But what choice do we...

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How To Replace Billions Of Dollars Of Polymer Sales Lost To New Recycling Rules
29th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THE EU’s requirement that all plastics packaging must be recyclable by 2030 wil...

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Global Economy In 2018: Stimulus Withdrawal Threatens Complacent Outlook
3rd January 2018 by

By John Richardson IN TODAY’S world of soar-away stock markets backed up by the notion that the su...

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China Environment Campaign Creates Global Inflation Threat
6th December 2017 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows the major role that China has played in driving global infl...

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How US Could Be Squeezed Out Of Europe’s Polyethylene Market
24th November 2017 by

By John Richardson EARLIER this year a commonly held view was that globalisation would slip into rev...

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Global Economy Is Less Able To Withstand A New Oil Price Shock
12th November 2017 by

By John Richardson HISTORY has a tendency to move very slowly, inching forward incrementally, and th...

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Crude Oil Prices In 2018: Impact On Naphtha-Based Polyethylene
6th November 2017 by

  By John Richardson I WILL explain the full significance of the above charts for the Asian and...

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