Next Polyethylene Downcycle: Risk That History Will Repeat Itself
20th October 2017 by

By John Richardson WE can break the history of the global polyethylene (PE) business so far this cen...

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China Continues Deleveraging With Reforms Set To Accelerate….
9th October 2017 by

...global risks remain elevated and so beware of complacency By John Richardson THE conventional vie...

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China Lending Bubble Adds 4.7m Tonnes To Polyethylene Consumption
28th August 2017 by

By John Richardson THE IMF produced a very interesting study earlier this month, in which it estimat...

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China PP Market Outlook for H2 And 2018
7th August 2017 by

By John Richardson AS IS the case with polyethylene (PE), China’s polypropylene (PP) market contin...

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Oil Prices: Did You Heed All The Warnings?
23rd January 2015 by

By John Richardson THE $30 a barrel price of crude at or below which some Asian naphtha cracker oper...

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September 2008: How History Is Repeating Itself
5th December 2014 by

By John Richardson WE know that weak growth in China, Europe and the US will have a major negative i...

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China’s About Turn: The Seven Global Implications
4th February 2014 by

By John Richardson HISTORIANS will end up concluding that falling emerging market currencies and sto...

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Listen To The Iconoclasts
31st July 2013 by

By John Richardson Does your company employ an independent economist who forms her or his own view o...

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APIC And Demand
12th May 2013 by

  Just an anomaly?   Source: American Chemistry Council   By John Richardson FEEDSTOC...

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US has “23 Years” Of Gas Reserves
26th March 2013 by

By John Richardson Amidst all the continued excitement about abundant supplies of ethane in the US, ...

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