As Oil Rises Demand Weakens
5th September 2012 by

By John Richardson A barrel of Brent crude oil cost $88.49 a barrel in June. Yesterday, it was tradi...

Don’t shoot the messenger
10th June 2011 by

By Malini Hariharan There is a lot of free price information and advice available to Indian polymer ...

Petchem markets on a bull run
14th October 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The Chinese are back from their holidays and they are buying. This coupled with ...

Port congestion hits Saudi shipments
6th August 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The blog is hearing a number of reports about delays in polymer shipments from S...

Chinaplas: Optimism, consolidation, new plant start-ups and more
22nd April 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan Chinaplas has just concluded and my colleagues have filed some great reports fro...

Polymer trading – a great investment opportunity?
28th March 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan I recently met a businessman at a dinner party. After exchanging the usual greet...

Post merger Braskem talks of global growth through acquisitions
25th January 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan After overcoming legal objections, Braskem took the final step late last week to...

Polymers start the year on a robust note, but how long will it last?
6th January 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan and John Richardson Expect the unexpected and you probably stand a good chance o...

Korea’s Kumho faces heavy dose of restructuring
5th January 2010 by

By Malini Hariharan The financially troubled Kumho Asiana group, with assets stretching from petroch...

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