Petrochemicals Markets Point To Synchronised Global Downturn
26th March 2018 by

By John Richardson IF you repeat something enough times, such as the “emperor  is wearing clothes...

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US-China Trade War Draws Closer: Impact On Petrochemicals
23rd March 2018 by

By John Richardson NOTHING that has happened over the last 24 hours should take you by surprise. You...

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US Polyethylene: Even Without Trade War, $6.2bn Of Sales In China At Risk
11th March 2018 by

By John Richardson AS THE number of exemptions from the new US steel and aluminium tariffs grow for ...

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Global Trade War: $12.4bn of US Petchems Exports At Risk
9th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE CUMULATIVE negative effect on global GDP as more and more countries became in...

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Evidence Builds Of China Slowdown As Economic Reforms Gather Pace
4th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE CHINESE economy remains one of the most overlooked threats to the conventiona...

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Struggling Polyethylene In 2018, Strong Profits Elsewhere
12th January 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE will perhaps be two headline directions for the global chemicals and polyme...

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Asian Naphtha-PE Spreads Collapse By 80% As 2018 Challenges Build
10th January 2018 by

By John Richardson ASIAN naphtha-to-polyethylene (PE) spreads collapsed by 80% in the first week of ...

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US-China Trade Relations In 2018: Prepare For The Worst
8th January 2018 by

By John Richardson WE GOT away with it in 2017 by luck rather than design, as there is of course ver...

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China And Xi Jinping: The Five Big Challenges You Must Understand
27th November 2017 by

By John Richardson THE above slide, from my speech at this year’s Gulf Petrochemical Associati...

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Global Debt At Unsustainable Levels As We Wait For Trigger Factor
23rd October 2017 by

By John Richardson THE whole point about debt is that it should be sustainable. You should only lend...

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