Asian Chemical Connections

China PE overstocking rises to more than 1m tonnes as exporters continue to flood the market
1st October 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA is heading for another good year of PE demand growth with estimates from se...

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Further collapse in China auto sales underlines radical change in petrochemicals business model
23rd September 2019 by

By John Richardson HAVE FEEDSTOCK will build has been the route to success for many years in the pet...

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Global PE market to remain long despite Saudi cutbacks caused by drone attack
17th September 2019 by

By John Richardson TRADERS lucky enough to be holding long positions in PE ahead of the 14 September...

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President Trump can only cause major economic damage by beating China, unless he has a time machine
12th September 2019 by

The views in this blog, are, as always, my own personal views and don’t reflect the views of I...

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Unsustainable boom in China auto market ends as sales of new vehicles move permanently lower
8th September 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE IS a big temptation when making forecasts of becoming too excited about the...

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China imposes trade-war tariffs in US LDPE and raises tariffs on HDPE and LLDPE
27th August 2019 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t tell you. As I predicted, China has levied trade-war tarif...

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President Trump’s “better off without China” tweet not supported by the data
24th August 2019 by

The opinions in this blog post are, as always, my own and do not reflect the views of ICIS   By...

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President Trump’s tariff concession adds to uncertainties as we drift towards a bipolar world
14th August 2019 by

The following opinions are my personal views, and, as always, do not express the views of ICIS By Jo...

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China PE overstocking at above a million tonnes as Beijing struggles to boost economy
12th August 2019 by

By John Richardson EVEN IF our base case growth rate* for PE in China in 2019 proves to be correct t...

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China trade war duties on US LDPE “very likely” as global recession concerns grow
9th August 2019 by

By John Richardson IT IS very likely that China will impose 25% additional imports duties on LDPE in...

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