Chemicals and the Economy

A downturn, not a dip
26th October 2008 by

The blog first raised this issue last December, when noting that global chemical industry production...

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Sinopec cuts back (a little) on petchems
8th September 2008 by

China’s Sinopec has taken a lead in reviewing its petrochemical expansion plans. Speaking to e...

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August highlights
1st September 2008 by

Many readers have been out of the office during August on a well-deserved break. I am therefore high...

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Increasing change, complexity, challenge
17th August 2008 by

What is the outlook for the global economy over the next few years? Are we likely to see a continuat...

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China freezes energy costs, bans plastic bags
10th January 2008 by

Reaction to $100 oil has been swift. Yesterday, the Chinese State Council decided to freeze the pric...

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Chemical company valuations
9th July 2007 by

The prices paid for Petkim and for Lustran reflect two very different perspectives on the current ma...

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