Coronavirus, reshoring and the polyester industry: Good luck with that
27th May 2020 by

By John Richardson POLITICIANS, not just including the Populist variety, are talking a lot about res...

Read
Further polyethylene rate cuts seem inevitable with no certainty on who will blink first
18th May 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS NOT just a razor-like focus on petrochemicals demand that will get you thro...

Read
Why Asia may win and the US lose in post-virus petchems investment world
6th May 2020 by

As always, these are my personal views and don’t reflect the views of ICIS By John Richardson ...

Read
Coronavirus may have made China province-level petchems data even more important
4th May 2020 by

By  John Richardson WHEN THE coronavirus crisis first hit China most of the focus was of course on ...

Read
Post-coronavirus world: How China could end up in a stronger position
26th April 2020 by

These are, always, my views only and not the views of ICIS Here is another of attempt at long-term c...

Read
Ways of dealing with COVID-19 don’t have to be rocket science
24th April 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS all about getting through the next 12 months with minimal damage whilst pre...

Read
Big declines in Chinese polyethylene imports, a global recession and a financial crisis
13th March 2020 by

By John Richardson YOU MIGHT be hoping that sanity will be restored after the “most expensive spee...

Read
Sustained collapse in oil prices: Effect on petrochemicals and the global economy
9th March 2020 by

By John Richardson IT COULD be a game of chicken designed to pull Russia back to the negotiating tab...

Read
Global polyethylene demand in 2020 at risk of 2.4m decline because of coronavirus
19th February 2020 by

By John Richardson I AM a bit confused this morning following some excitement about the Chinese deci...

Read
Why coronavirus will be a much bigger deal for petrochemicals than SARS
2nd February 2020 by

By John Richardson THE WORLD was very different in 2003 when SARS struck. Back then, China accounted...

Read
Jump to page: