Retreat of globalisation and implications for petrochemicals
15th October 2020 by

By John Richardson EVER SINCE the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the last great geopolitical struggle...

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Petrochemicals and autos: the last 50 years provide little guide to the future
27th September 2020 by

By John Richardson IT HAS been an amazingly half a century of innovation for the petrochemicals indu...

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Rate of recovery hugely reliant on effectiveness of government policies
24th September 2020 by

By John Richardson UNLESS MORE action is taken by developed countries to help counter the impact of ...

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China’s policy dilemma: raising local demand while protecting exports
13th September 2020 by

  By John Richardson IN THIS Western-centric world, a huge amount of ink is split over the cons...

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The China polyester mystery continues in a world turned upside down
7th September 2020 by

By John Richardson SOMETHING very strange is happening in China’s polyester industry which has eno...

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Pandemic and the developing world: No quick and easy solutions
1st September 2020 by

By John Richardson POVERTY alleviation in low-income developing countries could be set back a decade...

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The pandemic and petrochemicals demand: a whole new approach is required
30th August 2020 by

By John Richardson MONITORING demand has never been harder because of the pandemic. One of my collea...

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China’s limited policy options to help lower-paid workers make 2020 retail sales recovery unlikely
25th August 2020 by

All the data comparisons below are on a year-on-year basis By John Richardson AS I’VE been flaggin...

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Why history might not even rhyme next year if economic recovery fails to arrive
19th August 2020 by

By John Richardson WE were very lucky in 2010, as the above chart illustrates. Global demand for pol...

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Polyethylene market recovery could be threatened by slower China crude buying, weaker economic growth
28th July 2020 by

By John Richardson EVEN by China’s standards, where just about every number is eye-wateringly larg...

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