Asian Chemical Connections

European petrochemical markets keeping calm and carrying on in light of Saudi attacks
19th September 2019 by

Here is a guest post from my very good ICIS colleague, Matt Tudball, our head of European Markets, w...

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President Trump’s tariff concession adds to uncertainties as we drift towards a bipolar world
14th August 2019 by

The following opinions are my personal views, and, as always, do not express the views of ICIS By Jo...

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China trade war duties on US LDPE “very likely” as global recession concerns grow
9th August 2019 by

By John Richardson IT IS very likely that China will impose 25% additional imports duties on LDPE in...

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US LLDPE imports and the impact on European petrochemicals
26th June 2019 by

  By John Richardson EUROPEAN linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) markets have yet to feel ...

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Environmental credits separate polymer Winners and Losers as the world divides
14th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE WORLD is becoming a much more complex and fragmented place as the consensus a...

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Symptoms worsen for Dr Benzene and China economy as trade war accelerates
6th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart is again telling us something very important about the real state...

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China PE spreads at seven-year low indicates too many eggs in one basket
4th June 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA polyethylene (PE) spreads over naphtha feedstock costs are at a seven-year ...

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China MEG spreads turn negative on 171% rise in US retail prices for Chinese clothing
24th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE are a lot of theories out there about why the spreads between Chinese mono-...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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Pressure on US builds as PE exports to China tumble and EU considers tariffs
3rd May 2019 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP insisted in early March that he was willing to walk away from a bad ...

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