Asian Chemical Connections

President Trump’s tariff concession adds to uncertainties as we drift towards a bipolar world
14th August 2019 by

The following opinions are my personal views, and, as always, do not express the views of ICIS By Jo...

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US declaring China currency manipulator risks 10.8m tonnes of global petrochemicals demand
6th August 2019 by

  By John Richardson BY PLAYING with fire President Trump has very likely set the forest on fir...

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As trade talks resume make sure your expectations are very low
29th July 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T BUILD your mind up over this week’s US/China trade talk as major breakt...

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Southeast Asia PE spreads further underline weak demand, but trade talks promise rebound
25th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE GOOD news today is that the US and China have agreed to resume trade talks. P...

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Global polyethylene: Supply is not the problem, it is demand
24th June 2019 by

By John Richardson WHEN people talk about supply it is very often because it is much easier to quant...

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Drone attack shows lack of Iranian govt control over competing factions
21st June 2019 by

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

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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 PE spreads at seven-year low indicates too many eggs in one basket
4th June 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA polyethylene (PE) spreads over naphtha feedstock costs are at a seven-year ...

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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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China could easily become styrene net exporter as trade war drives self-sufficiency
27th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA MIGHT remain a major net importer of styrene by 2025, making it still the b...

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