Coronavirus, impact on the developing world and the scale of demand losses
29th May 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL OF us are struggling to come to terms with a collapse in the global economy t...

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Coronavirus, reshoring and the polyester industry: Good luck with that
27th May 2020 by

By John Richardson POLITICIANS, not just including the Populist variety, are talking a lot about res...

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Beware of the fragile nature of the oil and petrochemical price recovery
22nd May 2020 by

By John Richardson RECENT rises in oil and petrochemicals prices should not in my view be taken as a...

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Coronavirus and the way forward: Forecasting micro surges in petrochemicals demand
11th May 2020 by

By John Richardson THE MONTH of May is normally a low season for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) demand ...

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Coronavirus may have made China province-level petchems data even more important
4th May 2020 by

By  John Richardson WHEN THE coronavirus crisis first hit China most of the focus was of course on ...

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China recovery appears to lose steam as PE and PP self-sufficiency increases
1st May 2020 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I did not warn you. The post-coronavirus recovery in China is already...

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Post-coronavirus world: How China could end up in a stronger position
26th April 2020 by

These are, always, my views only and not the views of ICIS Here is another of attempt at long-term c...

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Ways of dealing with COVID-19 don’t have to be rocket science
24th April 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS all about getting through the next 12 months with minimal damage whilst pre...

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China economy faces huge headwinds with negative full-year growth an inevitability
15th April 2020 by

By John Richardson FRIDAY 17 April is the day when we will get the official Chinese GDP figure for Q...

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Modest rebound in oil prices on output cut reflects unprecedented scale of demand loss
13th April 2020 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t warn you. It has been clear since early April that no amou...

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