Asian Chemical Connections

Could new laws threaten your supply chain?
4th September 2007 by

I am at logistics conference at the moment where the major theme is a chronically tight global conta...

Is the elephant about to fall off the bike?
30th August 2007 by

As Paul Hodges notes in his Chemicals and the Economy blog

Comments off until Tuesday 28 August
24th August 2007 by

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Bad luck always comes in threes and this is 2007!
21st August 2007 by

Last night I was feeling a little mellow after consuming far too much ethanol (the French variety &#...

The global credit crisis is going to last
20th August 2007 by

The collective sigh of relief was almost audible late last week when the Fed cut its discount rate &...

Construction crisis? What crisis? China leads the way
14th August 2007 by

As the Middle East struggles to find labour and raw material supply with contractors’ order bo...

The fallout for petrochemicals from Iraq
1st August 2007 by

As everyone focuses on when the next downturn might arrive, macro issues such as the implications of...

China attempts to move up the value chain
27th July 2007 by

Petrochemical markets are being badly ruffled by two recent Chinese government decisions. In late Ju...

China’s crackers are on track. Is this bad news?
24th July 2007 by

The consultants, traders and producers I spoke to last week insist that the current wave of new Chin...

China will choke itself to death
19th July 2007 by

I think it’s about time that the developing world stopped saying “you did it, so why can...

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