Asian Chemical Connections

President Trump’s tariff concession adds to uncertainties as we drift towards a bipolar world
14th August 2019 by

The following opinions are my personal views, and, as always, do not express the views of ICIS By Jo...

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As trade talks resume make sure your expectations are very low
29th July 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T BUILD your mind up over this week’s US/China trade talk as major breakt...

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BASF’s shocking Q2 results should have been no shock at all
9th July 2019 by

y John Richardson NOBODY should be surprised by the BASF results for Q1 2019 where, on a year-on-yea...

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China PP demand at risk of 20 million tonnes shortfall in 2019-2025
19th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CHANCES of some kind of trade deal have edged a little higher following the a...

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Plastics pollution crisis: Impact on polyethylene margins in 2022-2027
13th May 2019 by

By John Richardson ALMOST all countries late last week signed a UN deal to monitor the flow of hard-...

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No room for cynicism as China targets major plastic clean-up
29th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CYNICS out there would have you believe that the global plastics rubbish cris...

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China’s vital internet economy cannot be sacrificed for trade deal
25th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE latest stumbling block for the US/China trade talks is the Chinese reluctance...

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Plastic waste crisis threatens 575m tonnes of global non-recycled PE demand
4th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE DEMAND growth for oil and other liquid fuels could be more than 50% lower up ...

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Search for votes in 2020 US presidential battleground states may wreck trade deal
25th February 2019 by

By John Richardson A GOOD WAY of deciding whether or not the likely US/China trade deal will hold is...

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China 2018 polypropylene demand growth lowest in six years
31st January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand for polypropylene (PP) grew by 4.7% in 2018 over the pr...

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