Asian Chemical Connections

September Will Be A Cruel Month
31st August 2011 by

By John Richardson SEPTEMBER is going to be a cruel month when the West returns from the s...

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Chandra Asri stake up for sale?
24th August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Indonesia’s sole cracker operator Chandra Asri faces yet another ownership...

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Yet another week of price corrections
22nd August 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan Asian petrochemical markets continue to face downward pressure on concerns about...

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The Benzene Versus Propylene Debate
18th July 2011 by

By John Richardson SHELL Chemicals put an argument forward last week that polystyrene (PS) had regai...

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Butadiene – will the good times last?
21st April 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan A question that every butadiene buyer has been asking for a long time is when wi...

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Japan Disaster 4 – The Impact On Paraxylene
14th March 2011 by

By John Richardson ASIAN paraxylene (PX) and styrene markets look set to be the most affected by the...

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Will Three Still End Up As One in Qatar?
21st December 2010 by

By John Richardson SHELL Chemicals announcement that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MO...

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Aromatics May Suffer From Strong Reformer Economics
20th July 2010 by

By John Richardson ASIAN aromatics producers are struggling from an oversupply driven both by weak d...

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Iran Petchems Hit By New Sanctions
8th July 2010 by

  Source of picture: irantrip1wordpress.com     By John Richardson IRAN’S abili...

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Formosa awaits approval for big expansions in China
1st April 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan In a research note released today, UBS has highlighted plans by Formosa Chemical...

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