Asian Chemical Connections

BASF’s shocking Q2 results should have been no shock at all
9th July 2019 by

y John Richardson NOBODY should be surprised by the BASF results for Q1 2019 where, on a year-on-yea...

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China PP demand at risk of 20 million tonnes shortfall in 2019-2025
19th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CHANCES of some kind of trade deal have edged a little higher following the a...

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Trade War: 88m tonnes of lost polymers demand despite the boom in Asia ex-China
12th June 2019 by

By John Richardson SURE, there are tremendous opportunities for petrochemicals and polymers companie...

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Trade war certainties: A bi-polar world and the overwhelming importance of Chinese demand
10th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE IRONY IS that if the US trade deficit with China shrinks because of the trade...

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China MEG spreads turn negative on 171% rise in US retail prices for Chinese clothing
24th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE are a lot of theories out there about why the spreads between Chinese mono-...

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No room for cynicism as China targets major plastic clean-up
29th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CYNICS out there would have you believe that the global plastics rubbish cris...

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China inland polyethylene growth: The big unanswered question
26th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF China played an insignificant role in global polyethylene (PE) demand the abov...

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The squeezed middle class and the threat to free trade
14th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF THE US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80% of the ...

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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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