Main Street versus Wall Street and the crisis in the developing world
10th June 2020 by

By John Richardson RISING equity and oil markets do not necessarily point to a V-shaped recovery. I ...

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Why the EU could become polyethylene self-sufficient in the post-pandemic world
8th June 2020 by

By John Richardson ONE OF the many unknowns about the post-pandemic world is the extent to which the...

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Polyethylene producers must avoid repeating the mistakes of Q1
5th June 2020 by

By John Richardson AFTER a very challenging first quarter, nobody wants to make further write-downs ...

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Coronavirus, reshoring and the polyester industry: Good luck with that
27th May 2020 by

By John Richardson POLITICIANS, not just including the Populist variety, are talking a lot about res...

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Further polyethylene rate cuts seem inevitable with no certainty on who will blink first
18th May 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS NOT just a razor-like focus on petrochemicals demand that will get you thro...

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Why Asia may win and the US lose in post-virus petchems investment world
6th May 2020 by

As always, these are my personal views and don’t reflect the views of ICIS By John Richardson ...

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Ways of dealing with COVID-19 don’t have to be rocket science
24th April 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS all about getting through the next 12 months with minimal damage whilst pre...

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Modest rebound in oil prices on output cut reflects unprecedented scale of demand loss
13th April 2020 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t warn you. It has been clear since early April that no amou...

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After COVID-19: How US petrochemicals could become the laggard
8th April 2020 by

The big oil, gas and petrochemicals companies have already started planning for how the world will l...

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Focus of petchems business must be on meeting medical and food needs
5th April 2020 by

By John Richardson SEVERAL contacts have said to me over the last two weeks that increased medical a...

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