31 January 2011 11:57 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds updates on protests on Monday, details throughout)
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 against his rule.
Police were back on the streets of
The demonstrators have called for a general strike on Monday, with plans for a "protest of the millions" march on Tuesday, according to the BBC.
More than 3,000 people have been arrested so far, according to Nile TV.
Early on Monday morning, the BBC showed scenes of thousands of people on the streets of
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
Meanwhile, the 192km
A company associate at Egyptian Petrochemicals Company (EPC) in
EPC is a subsidiary of state-run oil firm Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.
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.
The country also exported £E3.12bn worth of fertilizers in 2010, while overseas shipments of organic chemicals amounted to £E66.3m, the data showed.
Additional reporting by Chow Bee Lin
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