Asian Chemical Connections

Restocking Price Recoveries Will Be Deceptive
6th January 2012 by

By John Richardson WE will see, as we did in the second half of last year, chemical price recoveries...

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Wile E Coyote And China
3rd January 2012 by

By John Richardson THE blog, a bit like Wile E Coyote who always fails to catch Road Runner, has bee...

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Conventional Thinking Revisited
29th December 2011 by

By John Richardson CONVENTIONAL thinking is that when you have a strong feedstock advantage, you sho...

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Placing Faith In Politicians
20th December 2011 by

By John Richardson THE public mood of last week’s Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Associatio...

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The Murkiest Of Outlooks
12th December 2011 by

By John Richardson LACK OF visibility over what the New Year will bring for the global che...

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Relief Rallies Will Not Be Sustained
8th December 2011 by

By John Richardson FURTHER relief rallies in petrochemical markets that occur over the next few...

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Yuan Devaluation Needs To Be Considered
7th December 2011 by

By John Richardson The “beggar my neighbour” trade wars that many economists feared woul...

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US Chemicals See End Of Profit Boost
27th November 2011 by

By John Richardson THE extent to which the US economy has become distorted in favour of the corporat...

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Why China PE Demand Will Not Grow In 2011
16th September 2011 by

By John Richardson THE blog hears that some industry observers are persisting with the Supercycle th...

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Polyolefins In “Chaos And Panic”
5th August 2011 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyolefin market was in “total chaos and panic” this m...

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