Asian Chemical Connections

Malaysia’s Economic Challenges
6th May 2013 by

By John Richardson Barisan Nasional (BN) has won Malaysia’s general election although Anwar Ib...

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Taiwan Growth Underlines Long Term Shift
3rd May 2013 by

By John Richardson EVIDENCE that China is no longer acting as the growth engine of the world, becaus...

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Southeast Asia ‘s Economic Boom
2nd May 2013 by

By John Richardson SOUTHEAST (SEA) polyolefins demand grew by 15-20% last year in some of the region...

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Asia Top Ten Chem Companies
17th September 2012 by

By John Richardson SINOPEC’s remarkable rise in the petrochemicals business continued in 2011 ...

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China PE Demand Weakness Continues
29th August 2012 by

 By John Richardson LET’S put this into context: China’s polyethylene (PE) demand g...

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BASF Highlights Changes In Growth
3rd June 2012 by

  Martin Brudermüller Source of picture: BASF   By John Richardson “THE struggle ov...

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China PE Demand Falls Six Percent
27th May 2012 by

By John Richardson The 6% decline in apparent polyethylene (PE) demand in China from January to Apri...

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APIC: A Sense Of Shock
22nd May 2012 by

  By John Richardson ANOTHER theme that emerged from last week’s Asia Petrochemical Indus...

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Chems Trade Finance Threat
16th April 2012 by

By John Richardson NEW banking regulations could severely restrict the ability of small and medium-s...

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Petchems And The Non-Profit Motive
2nd February 2012 by

By John Richardson AS the US contemplates raising its ethylene capacity by up to 29 percent by 2017,...

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