Asian Chemical Connections

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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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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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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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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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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China PP growth at risk from lower auto sales, trade war
17th October 2018 by

By John Richardson WE EXPECT China’s PP demand to rise by 6.5% in 2018 to total consumption of 27....

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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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PE margins turn negative as economic risks build
12th October 2018 by

By John Richardson CASH margins for Asian linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) for naphtha-based ...

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China polymer growth at risk of 8.6m tonne decline on trade war
10th October 2018 by

By John Richardson THERE is no other country or even region in the world that comes anywhere close t...

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