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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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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Pressure on US builds as PE exports to China tumble and EU considers tariffs
3rd May 2019 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP insisted in early March that he was willing to walk away from a bad ...

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China 2019 PE demand grows in double digits as PP struggles
1st May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets continue to tell us so...

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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’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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The squeezed middle class and the threat to free trade
14th April 2019 by

By John Richardson IF THE US had the same income distribution it had in 1979, the bottom 80% of the ...

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New ICIS podcast: Searching for a better way to forecast China
1st April 2019 by

  By John Richardson Click here for my latest interview with Will Beacham,  Deputy of ICIS Che...

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Risks for US petrochemicals once again rise as trade war takes another twist
15th March 2019 by

By John Richardson JUST when nearly of all us (including me) thought that a trade deal was about to ...

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US foreign policy reshaping global oil markets at major cost to the US
8th March 2019 by

Guest blogger today is again Ajay Parmar in the third of his posts. He is a chemical engineering pro...

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