3 stimulus possibilities under the Biden administration
22nd December 2020 by

US president-elect Joseph Biden has called the recently passed $900bn second round of coronavirus-re...

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Deteriorating playing conditions mandate quick changes of plans
18th November 2020 by

A lot can change in 30 days. Thirty days ago, US President Donald Trump felt confident he was on his...

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All roads following US elections should lead to enactment of infrastructure bill
22nd October 2020 by

Finding common ground for US Republicans and Democrats is as difficult as ever during these hyper-pa...

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Good recycling news plants seeds for further advances
9th October 2020 by

This year continues to be a “slog,” a word when said aloud just reeks of 2020. I guess that woul...

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Could recycling bring naphtha back in style?
2nd October 2020 by

Last week, the blog took a look at how government policies could shape a market such as that for lin...

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How policies could shape LLDPE’s future
25th September 2020 by

There should be little doubt that government policies across the globe will play a critical role in ...

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Chemical market whack-a-mole
18th September 2020 by

Anyone ever play whack-a-mole? The image here comes from the 1990s, a time of ill-fitting T-shirts a...

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Decoupling talk is decoupled from reality
11th September 2020 by

It was supposed to be a harmless press conference honouring the US Labor Day holiday, but President ...

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The US economy’s hall of mirrors
4th September 2020 by

The US economic recovery from pandemic-induced shutdowns is about as disjointed an endeavour as I ca...

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When feedstock price isn’t the loudest voice in the room
25th August 2020 by

The question came over innocuously enough. “Market prices for ethylene are structurally the highes...

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