Asian Chemical Connections

Excessive Confidence A Risk
16th August 2009 by

Confidence along all the chemicals value chains is always a key issue because of the ability to aggr...

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Micro-management gone too far?
8th May 2009 by

micro-management, human resources, APIC, commodity chemicals, CEOs, credit control, financial meltdo...

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If manufacturers started buying up their suppliers….
2nd April 2009 by

This excellent article from The Economist about vertical integration got me thinking that if, say, a...

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How to make money in a downturn Part 1
9th February 2009 by

John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, antidumping petitions, trade protection, living in cloud cuckoo land...

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Work can be the death of you
29th July 2008 by

My dear old mother used to often say “what’s the world coming to?” as if life was ...

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Asian biofuels face a big crisis
21st November 2007 by

After all the optimism, all the hype and a lot of investors’ money, the industry has shot itse...

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Is the world heading for a naphtha crisis?
2nd November 2007 by

Quite possiby says International e-Chem and Wood Mackenzie in a new study which predicts that by 201...

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The Middle East may set polyolefins pricing
22nd October 2007 by

This was the warning from Bob Bauman of Nexant ChemSystems at last week’s 25th Annual Petroche...

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Basell predicts tough times for polyolefins in 2009-10
14th February 2007 by

Paul Cherry of Basell gave an excellent paper at the recent ICIS Olefins Conference – Download...

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