Asian Chemical Connections

Preserving working capital the key as crisis conditions intensify
28th November 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESERVING working capital is the key for chemicals industry purchasing managers ...

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Major crude downside and upside risks for petchems
11th November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE of the biggest risks for petrochemicals producers has once again become oil p...

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Negative Asian polyolefins margins show need for recession planning
5th November 2018 by

ASIAN PE and PP spreads turned negative in October this year for the first time since the same month...

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President Trump’s “very good” call with President Xi: Nothing changes
2nd November 2018 by

PRESIDENT TRUMP said yesterday that his discussions with President Xi Jinping were “moving along n...

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US styrene another petchems sector at risk from trade war
24th September 2018 by

By John Richardson THE US decision to pick a fight with China over trade and geopolitical influence ...

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US ethylene glycols: The Cost Of Exclusion From China
5th September 2018 by

By John Richardson IF THE US were unable to export ethylene glycols (EG) to China the economic logic...

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US Import Tariff Decision: Impact On Polyethylene And The Global Economy
2nd March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE PROSPECT of a US-China trade war has edged closer as a result of President Tr...

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Climate Change, Extreme Weather: Implications For Chemicals Companies
11th September 2017 by

By John Richardson The greater frequency of extreme weather events presents a huge challenge for che...

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US Polyethylene Industry: Scenarios For 2017-2020
31st May 2017 by

By John Richardson IT has been a remarkably strong few years for the US polyethylene (PE) business. ...

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Global Deflation At Risk Of Returning On End Of China Commodities Bubble
3rd April 2017 by

By John Richardson THIS time last year it was deflation that seemed to be the problem for the global...

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