Asian Chemical Connections

Donald Trump’s “Tariff Man” Tweet exposes lack of G20 substance
5th December 2018 by

By John Richardson That didn’t last long, did it? But anyone paying attention to the detail, o...

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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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G20 meeting: stakes are high for US petchems, manufacturing in general
30th November 2018 by

By John Richardson YOU CAN  make an argument that President Trump’s trade policies are good for S...

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Preserving working capital the key as crisis conditions intensify
28th November 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESERVING working capital is the key for chemicals industry purchasing managers ...

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US and China: Intellectual property rights and maybe some historical amnesia
24th November 2018 by

By John Richardson THE SMARTPHONE is a wonderful invention as it allows easy mobile access to the in...

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Latest global chemicals production data indicate recession likely very close
23rd November 2018 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE useful things about chemicals industry data is that they are an early ...

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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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Big jump in China PE imports points to destocking as demand prospects weaken
12th November 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S official PE imports and exports are finally out for January-September 2...

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President Trump’s “very good” call with President Xi: Nothing changes
2nd November 2018 by

PRESIDENT TRUMP said yesterday that his discussions with President Xi Jinping were “moving along n...

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US GDP growth peaks as economic challenges build
29th October 2018 by

A FULL two percentage points of US third quarter growth of 3.5% was down to stock building. Total US...

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