Asian Chemical Connections

China: When Sentiment Tells Us Something Important
26th June 2014 by

By John Richardson THE blog once asked a seasoned petrochemicals industry consultant what the price ...

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China Consumer Confidence “The Worst In 17 Years”
27th May 2014 by

By John Richardson LAST year, the blog was told that business at some high-end restaurants in Beijin...

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China’s “Irrelevant” Target
7th March 2014 by

By John Richardson WHEN is a target for GDP growth almost irrelevant? Perhaps this year in China, wh...

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The Future For China Auto Sales
5th March 2014 by

By John Richardson The distance from end-use markets didn’t matter for chemicals and polymers prod...

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What Yuan Depreciation Means
4th March 2014 by

By John Richardson THE truth is that nobody has ever entirely understood the nature of China’s che...

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China Markets And Commentators In Denial
24th February 2014 by

By John Richardson SOME chemical market players remain in denial or have yet to grasp the real probl...

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China Targets Trade Finance
14th February 2014 by

By John Richardson AT the high inflation point of any financial bubble, you tend to get outlandishly...

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China: More Credit For Less Growth
13th February 2014 by

By John Richardson REMEMBER this time last year when a surge in credit availability occurred in Chin...

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China’s About Turn: The Seven Global Implications
4th February 2014 by

By John Richardson HISTORIANS will end up concluding that falling emerging market currencies and sto...

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US Housing Recovery? What Recovery?
4th November 2013 by

  By John Richardson A SUSTAINED US housing recovery is vital for the global petrochemicals ind...

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