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...

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...

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...

Asia Top Ten Chem Companies
17th September 2012 by

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

China PE Demand Weakness Continues
29th August 2012 by

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

BASF Highlights Changes In Growth
3rd June 2012 by

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

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...

APIC: A Sense Of Shock
22nd May 2012 by

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

Chems Trade Finance Threat
16th April 2012 by

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

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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