Asian Chemical Connections

China’s economy is not recovering say petrochemicals markets
24th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF YOU only read the financial press and follow the stock markets you can be enti...

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Weak China polypropylene demand in January-April indicates no big new economic stimulus
17th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart should give you pause for thought if you believe that the Chinese...

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A tale of two polymers in China: ICIS 8th World Polyolefins Conference presentation
9th April 2019 by

WE HELD our 8th World Polyolefins Conference in Vienna last week where I presented this paper on the...

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New ICIS podcast: Searching for a better way to forecast China
1st April 2019 by

  By John Richardson Click here for my latest interview with Will Beacham,  Deputy of ICIS Che...

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A brand new ‘how to” guide for forecasting Chinese polyethylene demand
29th March 2019 by

By John Richardson TIME and again over the last ten years the strength or weakness of Chinese chemic...

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China chemicals storage at bursting point indicates no big new economic stimulus
27th March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHEMICALS markets are a great barometer for weather conditions in the wider econo...

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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 polyethylene demand forecasting: Forget GDP, look downstream and focus on regions
12th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE TOP DOWN method of estimating polyethylene (PE) demand growth in China that u...

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China’s January credit surge: Case for one-off panic, no new global economic boom
6th March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S HUGE January credit increase might be the start of a new round of major...

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Surge in China lending could lead to global economic rebound, stronger chemicals demand
27th February 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA may have pressed the panic button again. If the extraordinary rise in Janua...

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