Asian Chemical Connections

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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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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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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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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Middle East, India, SEA petchems winners in new trading blocs
21st September 2018 by

By John Richardson JACK MA, the founder of Alibaba, said of the US/China trade war, “It’s going...

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US ethylene glycols: The Cost Of Exclusion From China
5th September 2018 by

By John Richardson IF THE US were unable to export ethylene glycols (EG) to China the economic logic...

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PE Margins Fall As Trade War Threatens Two Entirely Separate Trading Blocks
31st August 2018 by

By John Richardson LET’S FIRST of all take a close look at what the above chart is telling us abou...

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Why Trade War Will Continue Throughout 2019 And Impact On Polyethylene
29th August 2018 by

By John Richardson A MISCALCULATION by the White House could be one of several reasons why the US/Ch...

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Chinese PE Tariffs Come Into Effect: The Impact On The Global Business
24th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S 25% import tariffs on all grades of US high-density polyethylene (H...

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