Asian Chemical Connections

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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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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Internal combustion engines, car ownership to quickly head the way of horses and carts
2nd December 2018 by

By John Richardson THE PICTURE on the left shows the Easter Day Parade in New York in 1900. As you c...

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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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Negative Asian polyolefins margins show need for recession planning
5th November 2018 by

ASIAN PE and PP spreads turned negative in October this year for the first time since the same month...

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Global recession approaches as chems data weakens, debt problems build
26th October 2018 by

THE CHEMICALS industry is the “industry of industries” – upstream of all the manufacturing cha...

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China’s PE market in 2019 at risk of lower growth
19th October 2018 by

  By John Richardson THIS MIGHT turn out to be another good year for Chinese PE demand growth a...

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Mike Pence’s key China speech highlights Cold War risks for petchems
15th October 2018 by

By John Richardson US VICE president Mike Pence made a barely reported speech on 4 October in which ...

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