Asian Chemical Connections

US declaring China currency manipulator risks 10.8m tonnes of global petrochemicals demand
6th August 2019 by

  By John Richardson BY PLAYING with fire President Trump has very likely set the forest on fir...

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Trump latest tariffs risk global recession, 3.8m tonne lost PE demand
5th August 2019 by

By John Richardson PRESIDENT Trump is playing with fire as a result of his plan to impose 10% import...

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President Trump’s Vietnam warning threatens more polyethylene disruptions
27th June 2019 by

Just to stress  that, as always, what follows are my own personal views and not those of ICIS By Jo...

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China PP demand at risk of 20 million tonnes shortfall in 2019-2025
19th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CHANCES of some kind of trade deal have edged a little higher following the a...

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China real estate a growing stress point for global chemicals demand
17th June 2019 by

By John Richardson WE ALL know, or at least we all should know, just how important is the Chinese ec...

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Trade war certainties: A bi-polar world and the overwhelming importance of Chinese demand
10th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE IRONY IS that if the US trade deficit with China shrinks because of the trade...

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Vietnam PE demand booms on trade war, but for how much longer?
31st May 2019 by

By John Richardson GLOBAL manufacturing supply chains are adjusting to the US tariffs against China,...

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China’s paraxylene imports in 2019-2025 face major downside risks
21st May 2019 by

By John Richardson NEVER underestimate China’s ability to execute vast and highly complex manufact...

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No room for cynicism as China targets major plastic clean-up
29th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CYNICS out there would have you believe that the global plastics rubbish cris...

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China inland polyethylene growth: The big unanswered question
26th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF China played an insignificant role in global polyethylene (PE) demand the abov...

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