Chemicals and the Economy

China’s PE market slows further
25th June 2011 by

China’s polyethylene (PE) demand in Q1 was down 1.6%. Now the blog’s analysis suggests J...

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China’s Dalian trading suggests trouble lies ahead
11th April 2011 by

They don’t ring bells at market tops, to warn about what might happen next. But the above char...

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China cracks down on futures speculation
6th December 2010 by

China’s Dalian futures market has become a hotbed of speculation over the past 2 years, since ...

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China’s futures markets give mixed messages
4th November 2010 by

China’s Dalian futures market has been attracting world headlines recently, with its status as...

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Dalian follows oil, interest rate, speculation
16th September 2010 by

The past fortnight has confirmed the strong linkage between Dalian futures trading, and financial ma...

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August highlights
31st August 2010 by

Many readers have been taking a well-deserved break over the past few weeks. As usual, therefore, th...

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Dalian’s LLDPE contract rises as demand slows
4th August 2010 by

Undertaking fundamental analysis of a market can be a tedious business. You have to try and understa...

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Dalian polymer volumes remain under pressure
1st June 2010 by

China’s Dalian futures market has been the global centre of speculative polymers trading for o...

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China’s Dalian volumes drop 74%
3rd May 2010 by

A year ago, China’s Dalian futures exchange was hitting its peak, in terms of polymer volume. ...

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China’s speculative surge nears the end
8th February 2010 by

One can only feel sorry for China’s government leaders. A year ago, they faced 23m unemployed,...

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