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...

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...

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...

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...

APIC And Demand
12th May 2013 by

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

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, ...

Dow and DuPont Make Major Job Cuts
25th October 2012 by

Dupont’s Ellen Kullman   By John Richardson Dow Chemical’s decision to cut 2,400 jo...

No Eurozone Miracle Cure
12th October 2012 by

Source of picture: Wikipedia   By John Richardson THE eurozone hasn’t been rescued by the...

Polyolefin Demand Remains “Very Weak”
24th July 2012 by

  By John Richardson DEMAND remains “very weak” in China’s polyolefins market...

HDPE-LLDPE spread expands
11th October 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan and John Richardson The spread between high-density polyethylene (HDPE) film gra...

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