Asia Ex-China: The Outlook For 2014 And Beyond
13th September 2013 by

By John Richardson IN a special series of blog posts over the next few weeks we will re-examine the ...

Asia, The Fed And Swimming Naked
27th June 2013 by

  By John Richardson WHEN the tide eventually goes out, we will find out who has been swimming ...

Southeast Asia’s Export Dependency
2nd June 2013 by

Source: Petroleum Institute of Thailand   By John Richardson THERE is a lot of excitement about...

PE Middle East Offers Keep Falling
23rd May 2012 by

By John Richardson POLYOLEFIN markets are not going to bottom out until August-September at the earl...

Chems Trade Finance Threat
16th April 2012 by

By John Richardson NEW banking regulations could severely restrict the ability of small and medium-s...

Japan Disaster: Immediate Petchem, Refining Impact
13th March 2011 by

By John Richardson THE earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday afternoon is still hard to ta...

Chemicals And Polymer Prices Behave As We Predicted
21st November 2010 by

By John Richardson AS the blog had anticipated would happen, there were sharp retreats in some chemi...

Asian Polyolefin Trade Slows on Free-Trade Muddle
9th February 2010 by

By John Richardson Polyolefin shipments have been held up in ports by lack of awareness among custom...

Philippines cracker – revival of an epic saga
23rd December 2009 by

By Malini Hariharan Some projects never die. JG Summit has been planning a cracker since 1995 but ha...

Concerned about the Asean FTA? There’s not much you can do about it.
21st December 2009 by

The implementation of a zero-tariff regime in Asean from 1 Jauary 2010 has raised concerns among pol...

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