Retreat of globalisation and implications for petrochemicals
15th October 2020 by

By John Richardson EVER SINCE the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the last great geopolitical struggle...

Petrochemical feedstock purchasing managers: What to think about and what do next
27th March 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL THE old assumptions about how oil, feedstock and petrochemicals markets work ...

IMF confirms global economy all about China as US threat to growth persists
8th November 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t tell you. An important new IMF study confirms what I’ve ...

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...

Spend Your Supply-Driven Profits On Managing Demand
14th June 2015 by

By John Richardson IT has been a fantastic few months for Asia’s naphtha cracker industry as the a...

Butadiene Market Standoff
30th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Just days after a recovery in butadiene prices, downstream synthetic rubber prod...

Global Polymers Demand Up 4.5% In 2011
25th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan Despite challenging market conditions in 2011, the global polymers industry mana...

China Polyester Chain Weakens
15th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The polyester chain is feeling the strain of poor Chinese demand. Weak expo...

Butadiene Set To Decline Further
8th March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan The drama continues in the Asian butadiene market. Bids this week are about $100...

HDPE Premium Likely To Fade
2nd March 2012 by

By Malini Hariharan High density polyethylene’s (HDPE) premium over linear low density PE (LLD...

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