Asian Chemical Connections

Negative Asian polyolefins margins show need for recession planning
5th November 2018 by

ASIAN PE and PP spreads turned negative in October this year for the first time since the same month...

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President Trump’s “very good” call with President Xi: Nothing changes
2nd November 2018 by

PRESIDENT TRUMP said yesterday that his discussions with President Xi Jinping were “moving along n...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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US equities risk following China as global debt bubble unwinds
24th October 2018 by

THE CENTRAL character of The Big Short was the only person who bothered to read the detail of US m...

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China and the end-game of the global credit bubble
22nd October 2018 by

WHEN stock markets are rising it makes sense to fund your investments through margin debt. Over the ...

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Mike Pence’s key China speech highlights Cold War risks for petchems
15th October 2018 by

By John Richardson US VICE president Mike Pence made a barely reported speech on 4 October in which ...

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PE margins turn negative as economic risks build
12th October 2018 by

By John Richardson CASH margins for Asian linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) for naphtha-based ...

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China polymer growth at risk of 8.6m tonne decline on trade war
10th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE is no other country or even region in the world that comes anywhere close t...

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Bursting of the US debt bubble and effect on petchems
8th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THE US economy is in a debt-induced bubble that will sooner or later burst with o...

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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene trade war disruptions
25th September 2018 by

By John Richardson BECAUSE CHINA is such a dominant player in finished goods manufacturing, US tarif...

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