Vaccine hopes versus reality and the implications for petrochemicals
16th August 2020 by

By John Richardson THE WONDERFUL poet, T.S. Eliot, wrote ‚Äúhumankind cannot bear very much reality‚...

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China paraxylene and ethylene glycols apparent demand booms as real demand remains weak
13th August 2020 by

              All the numbers below are comparisons on a year-on-...

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Why a new stimulus deal could be critical for US polyethylene demand
11th August 2020 by

By John Richardson GOVERNMENT stimulus is crucial for protecting polyethylene (PE) markets in the We...

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China’s shift towards styrene self-sufficiency adds to pressure for new petrochemicals business model
9th August 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS dead simple, apparently. All you have to do is find alternative geographica...

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Why a hard look at the data show China has not seen a V-shaped recovery
6th August 2020 by

          Note: All the data comparisons below are year-on-year By John Ric...

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China moves closer to Iran as tensions with the US build: Implications for petrochemicals
2nd August 2020 by

By John Richardson Opinions and emotions and can shape how we interpret data, but, as we all know, o...

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China polyolefins market H1 review: so far so good, but beware of the risks ahead
30th July 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL looks fine in the polyolefins world. The Old Normal appears to have reasserte...

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Polyethylene market recovery could be threatened by slower China crude buying, weaker economic growth
28th July 2020 by

By John Richardson EVEN by China’s standards, where just about every number is eye-wateringly larg...

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Why the polypropylene industry must switch from volumes to value
26th July 2020 by

By John Richardson EVERYONE knows about the oversupply in the polyethylene (PE) market as it has bee...

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China consulate closure underlines long-term split with US, potential big shift in petchems trade flows
23rd July 2020 by

The views in this blog post are, as always, my personal views and do not reflect the views of ICIS. ...

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