Asian Chemical Connections

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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Scenario 1 inevitable? Are you really, really, hand on heart, that sure?
14th December 2018 by

ICIS and the UK–based chemicals company International eChem had the privilege of making a pres...

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Share buyback boost to US stocks a major danger as recession risks grow
12th December 2018 by

Just to once again stress that what follows are as always my personal views, and are open to debate,...

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