PE Margins Fall As Trade War Threatens Two Entirely Separate Trading Blocks
31st August 2018 by

By John Richardson LET’S FIRST of all take a close look at what the above chart is telling us abou...

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US Risks Losing Access To 82% Of Global PE Consumption Growth, 80% Of Exports
20th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PERHAPS this week’s low-level trade talks between the US and China shouldn’t ...

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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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Trump, China’s Geographic Realities And The Risks Ahead
27th January 2017 by

By John Richardson DONALD Trump doesn’t read that many books. But one book that he should read (as...

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US And China: Into The Unknown on 20 January
2nd January 2017 by

By John Richardson WHERE would Apple be without China’s pivotal role in the globalisation of manuf...

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Success In 2017: Move Quickly from Denial To Acceptance
19th December 2016 by

By John Richardson COUNTING the deckchairs on the deck of the Titanic as it heads towards the iceber...

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China And A Breakdown In Free Trade: Scenarios For Petrochemicals
14th August 2016 by

By John Richardson MY blog post last Friday, on the threat to the petrochemicals industry of a retre...

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As Global Free Trade Unwinds, Where You Have Built Becomes Critical
12th August 2016 by

By John Richardson THE assumption that global free trade will continue to grow has successfully und...

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Deflation Threatens Asia’s Ethylene-Polyethylene Link
7th December 2015 by

By John Richardson AS you can see from the above chart, ever since April 1997, when we first started...

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Too Good To Last for Asian Petchems? Yes
25th May 2015 by

By John Richardson IT has been a fantastic few months for the integrated Asian polyethylene (PE) pro...

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