Asian Chemical Connections

The polymers industry, climate change and a call to action
13th January 2020 by

By John Richardson MUCH OF the debate about plastics and the environment is, I fear, missing the big...

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US and Iran conflict in a world of declining growth and fragile supply chains
8th January 2020 by

By John Richardson THINK of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and multiply its impact on global supply ...

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China’s inland petrochemicals demand will never come anywhere close to coastal levels
28th October 2019 by

By John Richardson ONE DIMENSIONAL analysis of China would have you believe that as per capita incom...

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US ethylene glycols: Diversifying away from China may prove impossible
23rd October 2019 by

By John Richardson US BUSINESSES are making arrangements to diversify their supply chains away from ...

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China’s real GDP growth below 6% as mono-ethylene glycols margins provide early indicator of depth of downturn
18th October 2019 by

By John Richardson GLOBAL stock markets will now doubt respond negatively to the news that China’s...

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The new China and the rise of the Millennials transform the petrochemicals business model
6th October 2019 by

By John Richardson ANYONE who has anything to do with the petrochemicals industry or anything to do ...

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European petrochemical markets keeping calm and carrying on in light of Saudi attacks
19th September 2019 by

Here is a guest post from my very good ICIS colleague, Matt Tudball, our head of European Markets, w...

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How the Millennials and “less is more” are destroying petrochemicals demand
20th August 2019 by

By John Richardson WE HAVE gone beyond the point of no return because of a major societal shift. Mil...

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How we could all end up as losers from President Trump’s trade policies
16th August 2019 by

The views below are my own, and, as always, do not express the opinion of ICIS By John Richardson RE...

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President Trump’s tariff concession adds to uncertainties as we drift towards a bipolar world
14th August 2019 by

The following opinions are my personal views, and, as always, do not express the views of ICIS By Jo...

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