Asian Chemical Connections

Trade War: 88m tonnes of lost polymers demand despite the boom in Asia ex-China
12th June 2019 by

By John Richardson SURE, there are tremendous opportunities for petrochemicals and polymers companie...

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China inland polyethylene growth: The big unanswered question
26th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF China played an insignificant role in global polyethylene (PE) demand the abov...

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The squeezed middle class and the threat to free trade
14th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF THE US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80% of the ...

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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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Growth in China second hand car market driven by ageing population
22nd March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA will become a country of a billion plus Western-style middle class consumer...

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China’s ageing population could cost 240 million tonnes of polymers demand
1st March 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE was nothing miraculous about the “Chinese economic miracle”. What inste...

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China’s fall in births and economic decline may be impossible to fix
22nd February 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S official Lunar New Year postage stamp for 2019 shows a family of five h...

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China purified terephthalic net exports to reach 2.7m tonnes by 2025
6th February 2019 by

By John Richardson LET’S START with the good news first. ICIS Data and Analytics had expected ...

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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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The world in 2019: Social unrest, populist politics, trade barriers and global recession
2nd January 2019 by

By John Richardson I PREDICTED in 2011 that the world would by a decade later be less globalised as ...

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