Asian Chemical Connections

Trade war dangers for US polyethylene re-emerge as talks appear to flounder
8th February 2019 by

          By John Richardson ONLY YESTERDAY just about everyone I spoke to ...

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Risks for US petrochemicals grow as crucial trade talks resume
29th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart further underlines what is at stake for the US petrochemicals ind...

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The polyethylene world is now even more hooked on China
25th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S NET PE imports look likely to have risen by an average of 20% in 2018 o...

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Trade war fears return as US LLDPE becomes more exposed to China
23rd January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ground has shifted under our feet once again. Just as it seemed as if the US ...

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Turkey PE demand could be 8% lower as economic problems continue
11th January 2019 by

By John Richardson TURKEY’S apparent demand for PE may have fallen by 8% in 2018 to around 2m ...

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Flood of US LLDPE begins to disrupt markets with worse to follow
9th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE table illustrates the 2018 impact on smaller LLDPE markets of the arriv...

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You must not assume a Goldilocks oil price in 2019 – not too hot, not cold
19th December 2018 by

By John Richardson TIME AND again people get oil markets wrong because they entirely focus on the ph...

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US/China trade war: G20 deal would not solve deep-seated differences
21st November 2018 by

By John Richardson NOBODY should be surprised by warm smiles, firm handshakes and an agreement to fr...

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Complacency, LLDPE and plastic waste: A collapse in demand
19th November 2018 by

By John Richardson THE TECHNICAL people, those with PHDs in polymer science who have also spent year...

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US-China Trade War To Accelerate As Restrictions On US Petchem Exports Increase
22nd June 2018 by

By John Richardson TAKE a broader view of US-China trading relationship and the picture looks very d...

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