Asian Chemical Connections

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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China PE spreads at seven-year low indicates too many eggs in one basket
4th June 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA polyethylene (PE) spreads over naphtha feedstock costs are at a seven-year ...

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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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Longer trade war: Impact in numbers on China polymers demand
15th May 2019 by

By John Richardson WE MUST now start to quantify the impact on the petrochemicals industry of no end...

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Plastics pollution crisis: Impact on polyethylene margins in 2022-2027
13th May 2019 by

By John Richardson ALMOST all countries late last week signed a UN deal to monitor the flow of hard-...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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President Trump’s Tweets increase risk of no trade deal until 2021
6th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE PROSPECTS of a trade deal seem to have have faded into the distance as a resu...

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Pressure on US builds as PE exports to China tumble and EU considers tariffs
3rd May 2019 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP insisted in early March that he was willing to walk away from a bad ...

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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’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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