Asian Chemical Connections

Is this the death of cycles?
28th May 2007 by

Quite possibly, yes, despite my instinctiive pessimism. Perhaps emerging markets such as China and I...

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Life gets more complicated in the Middle East
15th May 2007 by

In the old days all you had to do was propose an ethane cracker with PE and MEG downstream and you w...

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Watch out for the Black Swans and dump the consultants
9th May 2007 by

The former trader turned professor, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, in his new book The Black Swan: The Impac...

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Capacity build-up to force volumes west…even from Asia?
7th May 2007 by

There’s been a lot of talk about the next wave of Middle East capacity being too great for Asi...

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Bad news for polyvinyl chloride?
3rd May 2007 by

And also a whole host of other chemicals if this article on the excellent All Roads Lead to China bl...

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Are coal-to-chemicals projects in China a load of nonsense?
30th April 2007 by

Maybe, if the mystery blogger at the excellent http://www.theoildrum.com/ site knows what he is talk...

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Liveris defends strategy after a very tough few weeks
27th April 2007 by

Imagine having to sack two of your senior management team after unauthorised takeover discussions. A...

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Dow fit with Reliance makes the most sense
27th April 2007 by

Reliance is building the world’s first cracker that will be entirely fed by off-gas from its h...

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Don’t read this if all you care about is today’s C2 price
26th April 2007 by

The International Energy Agency has further brought forward its forecast on when China will become t...

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Two optimistic views of the future
23rd April 2007 by

The eternal optimists at Nova Chemicals presented a very bullish view of olefins and polyolefins mar...

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