Asian Chemical Connections

Environmental credits separate polymer Winners and Losers as the world divides
14th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE WORLD is becoming a much more complex and fragmented place as the consensus a...

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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 PP demand growth still heading for seven-year low despite surge in imports
7th June 2019 by

By John Richardson ALL is not suddenly right with China’s polypropylene (PP) demand despite our re...

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China PE spreads at seven-year low indicates too many eggs in one basket
4th June 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA polyethylene (PE) spreads over naphtha feedstock costs are at a seven-year ...

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Vietnam PE demand booms on trade war, but for how much longer?
31st May 2019 by

By John Richardson GLOBAL manufacturing supply chains are adjusting to the US tariffs against China,...

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China trade war self-reliance push threatens ethylene glycols and PP imports
29th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA WILL do what suits China and not what suits the rest of the petrochemicals ...

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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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China benzene spreads at ten-year low on misplaced trade deal hopes
19th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that in April the average spread between CFR Japan naphtha ...

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Longer trade war: Impact in numbers on China polymers demand
15th May 2019 by

By John Richardson WE MUST now start to quantify the impact on the petrochemicals industry of no end...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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