Coronavirus, impact on the developing world and the scale of demand losses
29th May 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL OF us are struggling to come to terms with a collapse in the global economy t...

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China economy faces huge headwinds with negative full-year growth an inevitability
15th April 2020 by

By John Richardson FRIDAY 17 April is the day when we will get the official Chinese GDP figure for Q...

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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 ...

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Iran’s alleged attacks on shipping likely a response to US targeting of petrochemicals exports
21st June 2019 by

The following opinions are the personal views of the author and do not express the views of ICIS As ...

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China trade war self-reliance push threatens ethylene glycols and PP imports
29th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA WILL do what suits China and not what suits the rest of the petrochemicals ...

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Pressure on US builds as PE exports to China tumble and EU considers tariffs
3rd May 2019 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP insisted in early March that he was willing to walk away from a bad ...

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US/China trade war will escalate even if new tariffs are delayed
7th September 2018 by

By John Richardson BY LATER today we may or may not know whether President Trump will proceed with t...

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China tariffs: Quantifying The Impact On US Petchems And Energy
13th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESIDENT Trump believes he is winning the trade war with China because of the mu...

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China’s Latest Threat Of US Methanol Tariff Perfectly Targeted
6th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA crunches exactly the same data as the rest of us, as I warned on Friday wh...

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China Tariffs On US Petchem Feedstocks To Reshape Global Trade And Investment
20th June 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S planned tariffs against US petrochemical feedstock exports threaten a m...

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