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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China’s new five-year-plan to accelerate petrochemicals self-sufficiency
24th August 2020 by

  By John Richardson IT IS ONCE again a critical moment in forecasting the direction of Chinaâ€...

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China moves closer to Iran as tensions with the US build: Implications for petrochemicals
3rd August 2020 by

By John Richardson Opinions and emotions and can shape how we interpret data, but, as we all know, o...

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China polyolefins market H1 review: so far so good, but beware of the risks ahead
31st July 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL looks fine in the polyolefins world. The Old Normal appears to have reasserte...

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Helping the chemical supply chain not be BlackBerry
24th July 2020 by

Market-driven economics work, even if they at first are overwhelmed by unprecedented demand. Such is...

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Amid information madness, it’s the methods that matter
8th June 2020 by

It’s getting harder to know what to believe. That statement doesn’t come as a revelation to many...

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