Asian Chemical Connections

China full-year lending decline confirms that Fed pause is a sideshow
15th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S full-year 2018 lending figures are out and they underline what I’d be...

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Turkey PE demand could be 8% lower as economic problems continue
11th January 2019 by

By John Richardson TURKEY’S apparent demand for PE may have fallen by 8% in 2018 to around 2m ...

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Flood of US LLDPE begins to disrupt markets with worse to follow
9th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE table illustrates the 2018 impact on smaller LLDPE markets of the arriv...

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US/China trade deal in March would likely quickly unravel
7th January 2019 by

By John Richardson YOU CAN bet on a rally in equity markets and in oil prices if some kind of deal i...

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China slowdown: After Apple, next wake-up call will be from auto markets
4th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE NEXT big wake-up fall for global financial markets and the chemicals industry...

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Nothing the Fed can do to stop China causing a global recession
20th December 2018 by

By John Richardson US stock markets yesterday demonstrated their worst negative reaction to a US Fed...

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G20 meeting: stakes are high for US petchems, manufacturing in general
30th November 2018 by

By John Richardson YOU CAN  make an argument that President Trump’s trade policies are good for S...

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Preserving working capital the key as crisis conditions intensify
28th November 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESERVING working capital is the key for chemicals industry purchasing managers ...

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Latest global chemicals production data indicate recession likely very close
23rd November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE useful things about chemicals industry data is that they are an early ...

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Major crude downside and upside risks for petchems
11th November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE of the biggest risks for petrochemicals producers has once again become oil p...

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