Asian Chemical Connections

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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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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House Of Cards Waiting To Fall: Oil, Equities And The Economy
7th February 2018 by

By John Richardson HOW much of the rise in oil prices since June of last year has been down to the f...

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Global Economy In 2018: Stimulus Withdrawal Threatens Complacent Outlook
3rd January 2018 by

By John Richardson IN TODAY’S world of soar-away stock markets backed up by the notion that the su...

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Why US Tax Reforms May Fail To Address The Big Challenges
18th December 2017 by

By John Richardson CORPORATE America is of course delighted with the biggest US tax reforms in a gen...

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China Environment Campaign Creates Global Inflation Threat
6th December 2017 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows the major role that China has played in driving global infl...

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Crude Drives Asian Polyethylene Spreads To Three-Year Low As 2018 Risks Build
4th December 2017 by

By John Richardson IN MARCH 2016 we gave three scenarios for crude-oil prices: Collapsing Demand whe...

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Global Economy Is Less Able To Withstand A New Oil Price Shock
12th November 2017 by

By John Richardson HISTORY has a tendency to move very slowly, inching forward incrementally, and th...

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Next Polyethylene Downcycle: Risk That History Will Repeat Itself
20th October 2017 by

By John Richardson WE can break the history of the global polyethylene (PE) business so far this cen...

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Four Billion Tonnes of Plastic Waste And Counting: The Threat To Petchems Growth
2nd October 2017 by

By John Richardson THE world will have produced a total of 6.9bn tonnes of the 11 synthetic polymers...

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