Asian Chemical Connections

History will surely repeat itself
8th April 2008 by

The mood at the recent NPRA International Petrochemical Conference in San Antonio, Texas, was mixed,...

Here we go again – 1997 is back…..
22nd January 2008 by

I sincerely hope not, but all the signs are there because of: *A financial crisis which nobody again...

Japanese gloom builds as earnings fall
21st December 2007 by

Yet more gloom – the world’s second-biggest economy appears to be slowing down as the ef...

Could China be the new Japan?
29th November 2007 by

Quite possibly not, according to a Deutsche Bank report. However, as the report makes the clear, the...

Is the world heading for a naphtha crisis?
2nd November 2007 by

Quite possiby says International e-Chem and Wood Mackenzie in a new study which predicts that by 201...

The Middle East may set polyolefins pricing
22nd October 2007 by

This was the warning from Bob Bauman of Nexant ChemSystems at last week’s 25th Annual Petroche...

Will Japan’s rate rise do any good?
21st February 2007 by

The Bank of Japan has decided to raise interest rates – from 0.25 to 0.5%. This could weaken t...

Japan is still in search of a consumer recovery
15th February 2007 by

Japan’s fourth quarter GPD growth of 4.8%, which was released today, exceeded economists’...

Basell predicts tough times for polyolefins in 2009-10
14th February 2007 by

Paul Cherry of Basell gave an excellent paper at the recent ICIS Olefins Conference – Download...

How To Get Rid Of Management Consultants
12th February 2007 by

Fed up with receiving those obscenely large bills from trendy management consultants populated by we...

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