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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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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...

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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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