Asian Chemical Connections

Southeast Asia: Confronting The Real Downside Potential
11th January 2017 by

By John Richardson SOUTHEAST ASIA’S (SEA) economies can be divided into two main categories. These...

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Ageing Populations Threaten A Repeat Of The 1930s
8th January 2017 by

By John Richardson THIS is an era of the populist strongman, and also a woman if Marine Le Pen wins...

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The Hypnotic Allure Of Emerging Markets
15th September 2015 by

By John Richardson A GLEAMING new skyscraper in downturn Beijing, Bangkok, Mumbai, Jakarta or Kuala ...

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The Chemicals “Recovery”: Seeing Through The Flawed Logic
27th April 2015 by

By John Richardson AROUND 90% or more of the price movements in most chemicals and polymers are tied...

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The World Is Turning Upside Down
10th December 2014 by

By John Richardson A COMMON view is that Asia’s petrochemicals markets are merely suffering from a...

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The Philippines: What A Fantastic Opportunity
5th August 2014 by

By John Richardson The Philippines is in a demographic sweet spot, according to the CIA factbook. I...

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China: GDP And Forgetting What You Already Know
9th July 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog has a terrible confession to make: We sometimes get it very badly wrong....

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China Reforms: The Global Implications
22nd May 2014 by

By John Richardson IT can feel logical to assume that the fundamentals of the petrochemicals busines...

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“Fragile Five” Now “The Exposed Eight”
20th January 2014 by

By John Richardson IT used to be just the “Fragile Five” – Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Afr...

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The WTO “Bali” Deal Versus ASEAN Priorities
12th December 2013 by

By John Richardson WHY sacrifice national or regional growth for the sake of freer global trade? Thi...

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