Asian Chemical Connections

Latest global chemicals production data indicate recession likely very close
23rd November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE useful things about chemicals industry data is that they are an early ...

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US/China trade war: G20 deal would not solve deep-seated differences
21st November 2018 by

By John Richardson NOBODY should be surprised by warm smiles, firm handshakes and an agreement to fr...

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Negative Asian polyolefins margins show need for recession planning
5th November 2018 by

ASIAN PE and PP spreads turned negative in October this year for the first time since the same month...

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President Trump’s “very good” call with President Xi: Nothing changes
2nd November 2018 by

PRESIDENT TRUMP said yesterday that his discussions with President Xi Jinping were “moving along n...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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Mike Pence’s key China speech highlights Cold War risks for petchems
15th October 2018 by

By John Richardson US VICE president Mike Pence made a barely reported speech on 4 October in which ...

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PE margins turn negative as economic risks build
12th October 2018 by

By John Richardson CASH margins for Asian linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) for naphtha-based ...

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China polymer growth at risk of 8.6m tonne decline on trade war
10th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE is no other country or even region in the world that comes anywhere close t...

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US LLDPE exports to Europe to increase by at least 70% in 2019
3rd October 2018 by

By John Richardson ON MONDAY I took the percentage shares of total US linear-low density polyethylen...

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US LLDPE needs 68% export growth next year to top five markets…..
1st October 2018 by

…..and that’s assuming there is no trade war with China! By John Richardson THE MORE you...

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