Asian Chemical Connections

Share buyback boost to US stocks a major danger as recession risks grow
12th December 2018 by

Just to once again stress that what follows are as always my personal views, and are open to debate,...

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Latest global chemicals production data indicate recession likely very close
23rd November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE useful things about chemicals industry data is that they are an early ...

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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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China Debt Crisis: Out Of Fashion, But Could Still Happen
17th January 2018 by

By John Richardson NO LONGER is the promotion of local government officials in China being solely me...

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China’s Pollution/Economic Campaign To Reshape Petchems
22nd November 2017 by

By John Richardson I BELIEVE that China’s environmental crackdown will continue to disrupt petroch...

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China Accelerates Chemicals Plant Relocations As Supply Disruptions Build
29th September 2017 by

By John Richardson THE RELOCATION of all chemicals plants classified as producing toxic products fro...

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China Lending Bubble Adds 4.7m Tonnes To Polyethylene Consumption
28th August 2017 by

By John Richardson THE IMF produced a very interesting study earlier this month, in which it estimat...

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China’s “Minsky Moment” And The Global Economy
11th August 2017 by

By John Richardson HYMAN MINSKY was an American economist who focused his career on studying the cau...

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Failed Pursuit Of Inflation Creates Major Economic Risks
2nd August 2017 by

By John Richardson BUILDING UP lots of debt isn’t a problem if it leads to inflation that then inf...

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China PP Market Underlines Return To Global Deflation
9th June 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polypropylene (PP) net trade, which is imports minus exports, fel...

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