US-China Trade War Heavily Focused On Energy, Petchems
19th June 2018 by

By John Richardson Normally, the blog only publishes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but this we...

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China Holds Most Of The Good Cards In Trade War With US
18th June 2018 by

By John Richardson THE BREAKOUT of formal trade hostilities between China and the US, after more tha...

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China to impose tariffs on PE, propane, PVC as global trade war begins
16th June 2018 by

By John Richardson IT HAS happened. Don’t say you weren’t told, as I have been warning y...

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China Polyethylene Strong Q1 Growth Doesn’t Reflect Risks Ahead
15th June 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S Q1 2018 polypropylene (PP) imports were down by 20% year-on-year as app...

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Petchems Markets To Become Entirely Regional As Trade Barriers Increase
4th June 2018 by

By John Richardson WHEN Donald Trump held election rallies during 2016, the amount of anger directed...

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As Global Trade War Moves Closer, Impact On Petchems In 2018-2019
1st June 2018 by

By John Richardson IT USED to be the case that one week was a long time in politics, but now, becaus...

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China Innovation Success Versus Failure: Electric Vehicles As Case Study
28th May 2018 by

By John Richardson WHAT is the best route to innovation? Pure capitalism with a minimum amount of st...

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China Overlooked Lending Data Down 64% As Economic Slowdown Continues
25th May 2018 by

By John Richardson FAR too little attention is still being paid to China’s lending data even thoug...

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Polyethylene Margins Face Collapse On Overcapacity
23rd May 2018 by

By John Richardson THE consensus view is that whilst global polyethylene (PE) margins have further t...

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US-China Trade Dispute: Pause For Breath Does Not Mean End In Sight
21st May 2018 by

By John Richardson Confused? You might well be if you’ve read the news reports following the US-Ch...

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