China Stimulus Confusion
9th September 2012 by

By John Richardson THERE was much talk last week about $158bn worth of new infrastructure projects i...

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Not “Business As Usual”
10th June 2012 by

  By John Richardson THE notion that Asian polyethylene (PE) markets would soon bottom out, whi...

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PE Middle East Offers Keep Falling
23rd May 2012 by

By John Richardson POLYOLEFIN markets are not going to bottom out until August-September at the earl...

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No Big China Relief
23rd May 2012 by

By John Richardson Wen Jiabao re-emphasised at the weekend that China’s economic policy would ...

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The Worst Things Get The Better They Are
17th May 2012 by

By John Richardson THE more that China’s economy weakens, the greater the hope of a recovery i...

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China’s Inflation Challenge
16th May 2012 by

By John Richardson In our third post on the context behind last week’s steep fall in polyolefi...

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Asian Polyolefin Prices Tumble
13th May 2012 by

By John Richardson Asian polyethylene (PE) prices slumped by $90-130/tonne last week on the eurozone...

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China Economic Optimism
16th April 2012 by

By John Richardson ECONOMISTS think China’s growth has bottomed out, thanks to unexpectedly st...

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MEG’s Fading Star
10th April 2012 by

  By John Richardson CHINA’S mono-ethylene (MEG) market was supposed to be very strong th...

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China And Inflation
4th April 2012 by

By John Richardson MUCH excitement heralded the announcement that February inflation in China h...

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