The weird and not so wonderful world of biofuels
21st February 2007 by

The petrochemicals industry generally gets a bad press, but producers are unlikely to ever be charge...

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Reliance predicts a big India polymer deficit
21st February 2007 by

The optimism seems infectious: Reliance’s market capitalisation breached the RS3 trillion leve...

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Will Japan’s rate rise do any good?
21st February 2007 by

The Bank of Japan has decided to raise interest rates – from 0.25 to 0.5%. This could weaken t...

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Prepare for a legislative flood
16th February 2007 by

Global leaders from the Group of Eight rich nations plus Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Afri...

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Japan is still in search of a consumer recovery
15th February 2007 by

Japan’s fourth quarter GPD growth of 4.8%, which was released today, exceeded economists’...

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Is global warming a load of hogwash?
15th February 2007 by

I am involved in this running email debate with the only person I know who is as stubborn and as pig...

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ExxonMobil turns a light shade of green
14th February 2007 by

Rex Tillerson, chief executive of ExxonMobil, displayed a careful balance between supporting the oil...

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Basell predicts tough times for polyolefins in 2009-10
14th February 2007 by

Paul Cherry of Basell gave an excellent paper at the recent ICIS Olefins Conference – Download...

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Global Warming And The Impact On Ethylene
13th February 2007 by

Please read this excellent piece from my colleague Nigel Davis, who is editor of the Insight section...

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How To Get Rid Of Management Consultants
12th February 2007 by

Fed up with receiving those obscenely large bills from trendy management consultants populated by we...

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