Asian Chemical Connections

G20 meeting: stakes are high for US petchems, manufacturing in general
30th November 2018 by

By John Richardson YOU CAN  make an argument that President Trump’s trade policies are good for S...

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Latest global chemicals production data indicate recession likely very close
23rd November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE useful things about chemicals industry data is that they are an early ...

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US/China trade war: G20 deal would not solve deep-seated differences
21st November 2018 by

By John Richardson NOBODY should be surprised by warm smiles, firm handshakes and an agreement to fr...

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Major crude downside and upside risks for petchems
11th November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE of the biggest risks for petrochemicals producers has once again become oil p...

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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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Polymers industry risks sleepwalking into sustainability crisis
31st October 2018 by

GLOBALLY some 75% of aluminium is recycled, 86% of steel and 40% of glass. Why shouldn’t the same ...

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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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