Asian Chemical Connections

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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,...

PE margins turn negative as economic risks build
12th October 2018 by

By John Richardson CASH margins for Asian linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) for naphtha-based ...

Bursting of the US debt bubble and effect on petchems
8th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THE US economy is in a debt-induced bubble that will sooner or later burst with o...

House Of Cards Waiting To Fall: Oil, Equities And The Economy
7th February 2018 by

By John Richardson HOW much of the rise in oil prices since June of last year has been down to the f...

Global Economy In 2018: Stimulus Withdrawal Threatens Complacent Outlook
3rd January 2018 by

By John Richardson IN TODAY’S world of soar-away stock markets backed up by the notion that the su...

Why US Tax Reforms May Fail To Address The Big Challenges
18th December 2017 by

By John Richardson CORPORATE America is of course delighted with the biggest US tax reforms in a gen...

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