Asian Chemical Connections

China Shadow Lending Down By 70% With Deleveraging To Continue
16th March 2018 by

By John Richardson The ABOVE CHART shows that lending via China’s shadow banking system fell by no...

China Shadow Banking Squeeze Threatens Global Economy
14th February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE trend that I identified last August is continuing. China is in the midst of a...

Petchems Pricing Power, Operating Rates Tell Real Economic Story
15th January 2018 by

By John Richardson PETROCHEMICALS and polymers pricing power – how easily petrochemicals producers...

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...

US Trade Policy Has So Far Bought China More Time…
23rd August 2017 by

…..But any number of outcomes remain possible, which underlines the fact that we live in a wor...

Life Cycle Of Plastics Packaging Demand And Internet Sales
9th August 2017 by

By John Richardson THERE is a huge amount of excitement out there right now about booming internet s...

China PP Market Outlook for H2 And 2018
7th August 2017 by

By John Richardson AS IS the case with polyethylene (PE), China’s polypropylene (PP) market contin...

European Polyolefins: Rebuilding The Bridges
20th April 2016 by

  By John Richardson SHOULD any petrochemicals value chain be a zero-sum game – a constant ba...

How China’s New Silk Road Is Reshaping Global Chemicals
22nd January 2015 by

By John Richardson THE red line on the map below, from the Washington Post, shows the world’s long...

Europe Needs A New “Marshall Plan”
16th December 2014 by

By John Richardson IT isn’t working. Surely, Europe’s policymakers must realise this? The troubl...

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