Asian Chemical Connections

Iran-China PE trade and the sanctions: short term dip but long term big increase
15th November 2018 by

By John Richardson IRANIAN exports of PE to China will likely suffer a temporary decline because of ...

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Big jump in China PE imports points to destocking as demand prospects weaken
12th November 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S official PE imports and exports are finally out for January-September 2...

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Major crude downside and upside risks for petchems
11th November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE of the biggest risks for petrochemicals producers has once again become oil p...

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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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Polymers industry risks sleepwalking into sustainability crisis
31st October 2018 by

GLOBALLY some 75% of aluminium is recycled, 86% of steel and 40% of glass. Why shouldn’t the same ...

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US GDP growth peaks as economic challenges build
29th October 2018 by

A FULL two percentage points of US third quarter growth of 3.5% was down to stock building. Total US...

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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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US equities risk following China as global debt bubble unwinds
24th October 2018 by

THE CENTRAL character of The Big Short was the only person who bothered to read the detail of US m...

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China and the end-game of the global credit bubble
22nd October 2018 by

WHEN stock markets are rising it makes sense to fund your investments through margin debt. Over the ...

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