Asian Chemical Connections

China full-year lending decline confirms that Fed pause is a sideshow
15th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S full-year 2018 lending figures are out and they underline what I’d be...

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Turkey PE demand could be 8% lower as economic problems continue
11th January 2019 by

By John Richardson TURKEY’S apparent demand for PE may have fallen by 8% in 2018 to around 2m ...

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China slowdown: After Apple, next wake-up call will be from auto markets
4th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE NEXT big wake-up fall for global financial markets and the chemicals industry...

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Nothing the Fed can do to stop China causing a global recession
20th December 2018 by

By John Richardson US stock markets yesterday demonstrated their worst negative reaction to a US Fed...

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You must not assume a Goldilocks oil price in 2019 – not too hot, not cold
19th December 2018 by

By John Richardson TIME AND again people get oil markets wrong because they entirely focus on the ph...

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Asian PE margins to test 2012 lows as consensus catches up with economic realities
17th December 2018 by

By John Richardson IT HAS been evident since as early as February this year that China’s economy i...

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G20 trade deal is no deal unless a huge gap can be bridged
3rd December 2018 by

By John Richardson I PREDICTED that there could well be warm smiles, handshakes and some kind of tra...

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Complacency, LLDPE and plastic waste: A collapse in demand
19th November 2018 by

By John Richardson THE TECHNICAL people, those with PHDs in polymer science who have also spent year...

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Iran-China PE trade and the sanctions: short term dip but long term big increase
15th November 2018 by

By John Richardson IRANIAN exports of PE to China will likely suffer a temporary decline because of ...

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Polymers industry risks sleepwalking into sustainability crisis
31st October 2018 by

GLOBALLY some 75% of aluminium is recycled, 86% of steel and 40% of glass. Why shouldn’t the same ...

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