Asian Chemical Connections

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 ...

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China’s polyethylene indigestion persists as margins point to major downturn
30th October 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S POLYETHYLENE (PE) market continues to display signs of chronic indigest...

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US ethylene glycols: Diversifying away from China may prove impossible
23rd October 2019 by

By John Richardson US BUSINESSES are making arrangements to diversify their supply chains away from ...

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Surge in US polyethylene exports occurs as China growth slows, Asian margins turn negative
16th October 2019 by

By John Richardson PERHAPS ONE could argue, but I certainly wouldn’t, that in a perfect world the ...

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Little prospects of genuine US and China deal leave US petrochemicals exports very vulnerable
11th October 2019 by

As always, this blog post expresses my own personal views and these are not the views of ICIS. Thank...

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China PE overstocking rises to more than 1m tonnes as exporters continue to flood the market
1st October 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA is heading for another good year of PE demand growth with estimates from se...

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If Strait of Hormuz closed down: Effect on petrochemicals exports
27th September 2019 by

By John Richardson NEITHER SIDE seems to want a war but at febrile times like this miscalculations c...

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US petrochemicals export exposure grows at the wrong time in history
25th September 2019 by

As always, the views in this blog post are my own and do not reflect the views of ICIS. Thank you By...

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Further collapse in China auto sales underlines radical change in petrochemicals business model
23rd September 2019 by

By John Richardson HAVE FEEDSTOCK will build has been the route to success for many years in the pet...

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European petrochemical markets keeping calm and carrying on in light of Saudi attacks
19th September 2019 by

Here is a guest post from my very good ICIS colleague, Matt Tudball, our head of European Markets, w...

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