Asian Chemical Connections

China benzene spreads at ten-year low on misplaced trade deal hopes
19th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that in April the average spread between CFR Japan naphtha ...

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Longer trade war: Impact in numbers on China polymers demand
15th May 2019 by

By John Richardson WE MUST now start to quantify the impact on the petrochemicals industry of no end...

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Plastics pollution crisis: Impact on polyethylene margins in 2022-2027
13th May 2019 by

By John Richardson ALMOST all countries late last week signed a UN deal to monitor the flow of hard-...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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China holds all the petchems demand aces as it digs in for longer trade war
8th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE STRENGTH of China’s position in the intensifying trade war is further under...

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No room for cynicism as China targets major plastic clean-up
29th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE CYNICS out there would have you believe that the global plastics rubbish cris...

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China inland polyethylene growth: The big unanswered question
26th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF China played an insignificant role in global polyethylene (PE) demand the abov...

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China’s economy is not recovering say petrochemicals markets
24th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF YOU only read the financial press and follow the stock markets you can be enti...

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Weak China polypropylene demand in January-April indicates no big new economic stimulus
17th April 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart should give you pause for thought if you believe that the Chinese...

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A tale of two polymers in China: ICIS 8th World Polyolefins Conference presentation
9th April 2019 by

WE HELD our 8th World Polyolefins Conference in Vienna last week where I presented this paper on the...

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