Asian Chemical Connections

China’s economy is not recovering say petrochemicals markets
24th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF YOU only read the financial press and follow the stock markets you can be enti...

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The squeezed middle class and the threat to free trade
14th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF THE US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80% of the ...

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A tale of two polymers in China: ICIS 8th World Polyolefins Conference presentation
9th April 2019 by

WE HELD our 8th World Polyolefins Conference in Vienna last week where I presented this paper on the...

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New ICIS podcast: Searching for a better way to forecast China
1st April 2019 by

  By John Richardson Click here for my latest interview with Will Beacham,  Deputy of ICIS Che...

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A brand new ‘how to” guide for forecasting Chinese polyethylene demand
29th March 2019 by

By John Richardson TIME and again over the last ten years the strength or weakness of Chinese chemic...

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China chemicals storage at bursting point indicates no big new economic stimulus
27th March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHEMICALS markets are a great barometer for weather conditions in the wider econo...

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China’s vital internet economy cannot be sacrificed for trade deal
25th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE latest stumbling block for the US/China trade talks is the Chinese reluctance...

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Growth in China second hand car market driven by ageing population
22nd March 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA will become a country of a billion plus Western-style middle class consumer...

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US LLDPE imports threaten to overwhelm European market
20th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE above chart may end up being an underestimate of the extent to which US linea...

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Per capita consumption another blunt tool for predicting China polymers growth
18th March 2019 by

By John Richardson WE ALREADY know that forecasting Chinese polyethylene (PE) demand growth based on...

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