Asian Chemical Connections

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...

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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 ...

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Iran-China PE trade and the sanctions: short term dip but long term big increase
15th November 2018 by

By John Richardson IRANIAN exports of PE to China will likely suffer a temporary decline because of ...

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US GDP growth peaks as economic challenges build
29th October 2018 by

A FULL two percentage points of US third quarter growth of 3.5% was down to stock building. Total US...

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China PP growth at risk from lower auto sales, trade war
17th October 2018 by

By John Richardson WE EXPECT China’s PP demand to rise by 6.5% in 2018 to total consumption of 27....

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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 ...

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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...

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China’s time poor, cash rich will want less PP and not more
19th September 2018 by

By John Richardson LAST month I gave you the downside of urbanisation in China and how this could re...

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Rise in sustainable mobility on new social trends: Impact on PP
12th September 2018 by

By John Richardson ENVIRONMENTAL concerns over wasting the earth’s resources are one factor behind...

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The Three Essential Oil Price, Economic Growth Scenarios For Petchems
1st August 2018 by

By John Richardson ALL the excitement over the positive impact of US tax cuts should be placed very ...

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