Plastic rubbish: the pandemic is increasing rather than reducing the pressure for change
18th October 2020 by

This is the first of a series of blog posts where I will examine the environmental paradigm shift an...

US equities risk following China as global debt bubble unwinds
24th October 2018 by

THE CENTRAL character of The Big Short was the only person who bothered to read the detail of US m...

Prepare For A More Regionalised, Fragmented Polymers World
25th June 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above map global shows our base-case forecasts for global trade flows of HDPE...

Asia’s Ageing Populations: Challenges And Opportunities
12th October 2015 by

By John Richardson EVERYONE should know by now that China faces a demographic crisis that, unless ad...

Global Polyethylene: A Painful Balancing Act
9th November 2014 by

By John Richardson HERE are a few important facts about polyethylene (PE): China accounted for 30%, ...

China: GDP And Forgetting What You Already Know
9th July 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog has a terrible confession to make: We sometimes get it very badly wrong....

Xi Jinping Further Underlines China’s “New Normal”
13th May 2014 by

CHINA’S president Xi Jinping, in a landmark speech at the weekend, talked about the “New Normal...

Dow And Commodities-Specialities Integration
29th January 2014 by

  By John Richardson IS diversification itself a problem in commodity chemicals and speciality ...

The Minority Isn’t Always Wrong
29th December 2013 by

By John Richardson “I REALLY worry about the ability to export extra capacity from the US as I thi...

3D Printing Likely To Change Just About Everything
27th December 2013 by

By John Richardson 3D printing will very probably force manufacturers, including those who make chem...

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