Major changes underway in relative olefin pricing
10th July 2010 by

Unprecedented changes are taking place in the relative prices of the main ‘building block̵...

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TOTAL moves forward on methanol to olefins
8th July 2010 by

Coal was the original source of most chemicals. It was then replaced in the 1960’s by oil-base...

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A Year of Two Halves
7th July 2010 by

Two months ago, on 8 May, the blog suggested that ‘Sell in May and Go Away” was likely t...

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Boom/Gloom Index warns of rising Austerity risk
6th July 2010 by

The latest IeC Boom/Gloom Index © is showing a further rise in its austerity reading (red line). Th...

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The blog’s 3rd birthday
5th July 2010 by

The blog continues to go from strength to strength. It is now read in 130 countries and 3680 cities,...

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US auto sales slip as employment growth weakens
3rd July 2010 by

Each US auto sale is worth $2973 to the chemical industry, according to American Chemistry Council r...

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Whisky Galore for pensioners
3rd July 2010 by

The pension funding crisis is causing problems for companies, as life expectancy increases. So the b...

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General Electric’s CEO hits at China, Obama
2nd July 2010 by

When things are going well, potential problem areas get brushed under the carpet. Its only when the ...

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Russia’s chemical output begins to improve
1st July 2010 by

In May last year, the blog was hopeful that the major decline in Russian chemical production might s...

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