Challenges facing China as it tries to bridge the rural-urban wealth divide
26th September 2021 by

By John Richardson THIS COULD be the biggest event in our industry since at least the Global Financi...

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What global petchems demand would have been like without the China property bubble warns us about the future
24th September 2021 by

By John Richardson PLAYING “What if?” games by changing the course of history is popular amongst...

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Whether Beijing blinks over Evergrande is the biggest issue for global petchems
22nd September 2021 by

By John Richardson WILL BEIJING blink? The answer to this question could pretty much set the directi...

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The perils of Evergrande for China and world polyolefins demand
20th September 2021 by

By John Richardson ON THE PLUS side of the H2 China polyolefins demand ledger are the Golden Week Ho...

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Latest data show China could become PP net exporter by 2026 and net exporter of 3.7m tonnes in 2031
13th September 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU WANT the good news or bad news first? This is of course a rhetorical quest...

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Asia and Middle East PP producers need to be more global because markets are more regional!
5th September 2021 by

By John Richardson NORTHEAST ASIAN (NEA) polypropylene (PP) producers are finding it increasingly di...

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China polyolefins demand declines accelerate as supply chains remain the key challenge
29th July 2021 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE golden rules that has nearly always applied over the last 20 years is ...

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The right analysis of China export data confirms moderate slowdown
18th July 2021 by

By John Richardson STATISTICS, if you do not look at them in the right way, can be very misleading. ...

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China PP demand could fall by 1m tonnes in 2021 but prospects for PE look better despite a weak January-May
24th June 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart confirms that China’s economic slowdown, which began in January...

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Container freight crisis could continue until or unless the developing world is fully vaccinated
17th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IF YOU WANT to understand when container-freight chaos will fully come to an end,...

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