The flawed “science” of forecasting
20th November 2007 by

Maybe I’ve been to too many conferences this year, and indeed over the last decade, and have s...

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Another great year for Asian polyolefins but……
27th September 2007 by

……how long will it last is the inevitable question. Demand growth has been so strong so ...

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The fallout for petrochemicals from Iraq
1st August 2007 by

As everyone focuses on when the next downturn might arrive, macro issues such as the implications of...

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China attempts to move up the value chain
27th July 2007 by

Petrochemical markets are being badly ruffled by two recent Chinese government decisions. In late Ju...

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Rebranding the chemicals industry
17th July 2007 by

The industry we work either for or with is about as popular as George Bush Junior at I was about to ...

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Don’t read this if all you care about is today’s C2 price
26th April 2007 by

The International Energy Agency has further brought forward its forecast on when China will become t...

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The flawed art of supply & demand forecasting
7th March 2007 by

A guest blog – see Vanishing Post Boxes on this great blog by the authors of the book Freakono...

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If you think you’ve had a bad day at work….
8th February 2007 by

……spare a thought for whoever at Formosa ends up carrying the can for perhaps the bigges...

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