Focus of petchems business must be on meeting medical and food needs
5th April 2020 by

By John Richardson SEVERAL contacts have said to me over the last two weeks that increased medical a...

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China: temper your expectations of a H2 recovery for supply as well as demand reasons
29th March 2020 by

By John Richardson CHINA IS gradually getting back to work, but only gradually because the governmen...

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Coronavirus: The new ten-point guide for the petrochemicals industry
20th March 2020 by

By John Richardson EARLIER THIS month I provided you with a ten-point guide for the impact of corona...

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Container freight shortages will lead to regional petrochemicals trade and supply shortages
17th March 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS excellent chart highlights the lingering effects of the coronavirus outbreak...

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European polyethylene and coronavirus: Panic buying versus the real demand outlook
16th March 2020 by

By John Richardson NOW that the epicentre of the virus has moved to Europe, we need to think through...

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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...

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Despite China returning to work, polyethylene growth prospects continue to decline
11th March 2020 by

By John Richardson ONE of the enduring false views out there is that China’s economy will entirely...

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Decline of 2.1m tonnes in 2020 global polypropylene demand now seems best possible outcome
2nd March 2020 by

By John Richardson EVERY DAY that goes by when China is not entirely back at work the economic damag...

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More than 3m tonnes of Chinese polyethylene demand at risk from coronavirus
8th February 2020 by

    By John Richardson THE GOOD news is that medical experts believe the novel coronavirus...

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Global polyethylene in 2020: Margins will reach historic lows as new growth model emerges
8th December 2019 by

Here is a first of a series of outlook articles for 2020 where I focus on the risks ahead for the gl...

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