Asian Chemical Connections

G20 trade deal is no deal unless a huge gap can be bridged
3rd December 2018 by

By John Richardson I PREDICTED that there could well be warm smiles, handshakes and some kind of tra...

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Bursting of the US debt bubble and effect on petchems
8th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THE US economy is in a debt-induced bubble that will sooner or later burst with o...

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Polyethylene versus polypropylene: Expect the unexpected
10th September 2018 by

By John Richardson IT IS supposed to be a tale of two polymers with these very different fortunes: W...

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US Risks Losing Access To 82% Of Global PE Consumption Growth, 80% Of Exports
20th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PERHAPS this week’s low-level trade talks between the US and China shouldn’t ...

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China tariffs: Quantifying The Impact On US Petchems And Energy
13th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESIDENT Trump believes he is winning the trade war with China because of the mu...

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China 25% Tariffs On US PE Imports Extended To All HDPE, Nearly All LLDPE
10th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA has extended its 25% import tariffs on US polyethylene (PE) to include all ...

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China’s Latest Threat Of US Methanol Tariff Perfectly Targeted
6th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA crunches exactly the same data as the rest of us, as I warned on Friday wh...

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Polyethylene: Damage From Trade War Should Not Be Underestimated
3rd August 2018 by

By John Richardson THE argument that the US-China trade war will have a minimal impact on the global...

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Increasing Risks Of Financial Crisis By End-Year
27th July 2018 by

A sign that the central bank “put option” has come to an end By John Richardson EVER sin...

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Six More Years Of America First: Implications For Global Petchems
22nd July 2018 by

By John Richardson DESPITE all the criticism surrounding President Trump’s handling of the Helsink...

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