Asian Chemical Connections

Long term downcycle will transform global petrochemicals, creating new Winners and Losers
6th December 2019 by

By John Richardson THIS IS not a normal downcycle. Please get over that idea however many people, bo...

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Europe to become much more self-sufficient in polyethylene because of sustainability
20th November 2019 by

Yes, I know I promised to focus on Asia and its cracker-to-PE industry today and how the region will...

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IMF confirms global economy all about China as US threat to growth persists
8th November 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t tell you. An important new IMF study confirms what I’ve ...

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India must forget trying to follow China and should instead launch a Green New Deal
3rd November 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T WORRY, I am told, India is on the way. As China undergoes major structura...

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The new China and the rise of the Millennials transform the petrochemicals business model
6th October 2019 by

By John Richardson ANYONE who has anything to do with the petrochemicals industry or anything to do ...

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President Trump can only cause major economic damage by beating China, unless he has a time machine
12th September 2019 by

The views in this blog, are, as always, my own personal views and don’t reflect the views of I...

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Unsustainable boom in China auto market ends as sales of new vehicles move permanently lower
8th September 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE IS a big temptation when making forecasts of becoming too excited about the...

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How the Millennials and “less is more” are destroying petrochemicals demand
20th August 2019 by

By John Richardson WE HAVE gone beyond the point of no return because of a major societal shift. Mil...

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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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