31 January 2011 06:23 [Source: ICIS news]
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SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thousands of protestors were out in force in the Egyptian capital
Mubarak has urged the new leaders of his government to undertake "dialogue with all the political parties", according to a reading of his remarks on state-run Nile TV.
However, protests have not stopped despite the appointment of a vice president and prime minister by Mubarak over the weekend following days of demonstrations by the public against his rule.
More than 3,000 people have been arrested so far, according to Nile TV.
BBC Television showed early Monday morning scenes of thousands of people on the streets of Cairo refusing to go home.
Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei - a Nobel peace prize winner - defied a curfew to address the crowd in the city’s
The Egyptian unrest has shaken the Middle East markets with shares plunging in many countries of the region on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the 192-km
A Chinese polyethylene (PE) trader told ICIS that email and phone communications with an Egyptian producer had been down since Sunday.
But any disruption in Egyptian PE and polypropylene (PP) supply would have limited impact as
These are 36% and 34% lower, respectively, than the 14,650 tonnes of homopolymer PP and 24,055 tonnes of HDPE exported in 2009, the data showed.
Additional reporting by Chow Bee Lin
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