Asian Chemical Connections

China’s 74% Fall In High-Risk Lending Points To New Slowdown
18th April 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above chart should give you a feeling of déjà vu. In early 2014, Chinese le...

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Europe’s Economic “Recovery”
3rd October 2013 by

  By John Richardson EUROZONE GDP expanded 0.3% in the second quarter of this year and it will ...

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Germany’s Skills Shortage
28th May 2013 by

By John Richardson GERMANY’S engineering and chemicals companies are the envy of the world as ...

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Here We Go Again
8th April 2013 by

By John Richardson EVERYONE should read the following section from this Economist article with great...

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The First Quarter Financial Results Dilemma
20th March 2013 by

By John Richardson EUROPEAN olefins markets have turned decidedly bearish, according to my ICIS coll...

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Death By A Thousand Cuts
6th March 2013 by

By John Richardson COST cutting and disciplined operating rates have been two of the factors that ha...

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The Challenges For 2013
24th December 2012 by

By John Richardson WE wish our readers a great festive season and wish them all the best for the New...

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European Petchems Face Tough Choices
19th December 2012 by

  By John Richardson AT LEAST one global polyolefins producer is rumoured to be shipping increa...

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Northeast Asian PE Margins At Record Low
25th November 2012 by

By John Richardson THE above slide shows how bad the polyethylene (PE) market has been in 2012. Base...

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China GDP Growth 4-5% in 2013-2020
17th October 2012 by

Canton Trade Fair. Source of picture: http://www.vatti-china.com/News/83.htm   By John Richards...

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