30 April 2012 02:00 [Source: ICIS news]
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Buyer resistance to weigh on Africa PE, PP May prices – producers
A concerted attempt to roll over Africa’s polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) May import prices could be thwarted by strong buyer resistance to high-priced product, producers from the Middle East,
France’s Rhodia and Tantalus to work together on rare earth project
Rhodia has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Tantalus to generate rare earth concentrates in
Focus - Gulf May PP supply stays tight on low production in April
Spot polypropylene (PP) supply from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) remains short for May shipments, as polymer facilities in the region ran at reduced capacity for most of April, industry sources said on Friday.
Focus - Mideast ammonia prices rise on tight supply, healthy demand
The spot prices of ammonia in the Middle East are continuing to rise because of tight availability, reduced exports from
Focus - S Asia acetic acid at six-month highs on supply shortage
Spot acetic acid prices in south
Mitsui Chem shuts all Iwakuni-Ohtake units after Sunday blast
Japanese producer Mitsui Chemicals has shut production at all its facilities at Iwakuni-Ohtake Works in Yamaguchi prefecture following Sunday’s blast at the site that killed a 22-year-old worker and injured 21 others, a company official said on Monday.
Focus - Asia BD may extend falls as synthetic rubber demand slumps
Spot butadiene (BD) prices in
Fire at Mitsui Chem put out, Iwakuni-Ohtake units remain shut
A fire at Mitsui Chemicals' facilities at Iwakuni-Ohtake Works in Yamaguchi prefecture,
Focus - Sluggish demand tempers northeast Asia VCM price uptrend
Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) prices in northeast
Focus - Asia toluene to stay flat in near term on weak fundamentals
Focus - Asia ACN may extend falls on low China AF, ABS production
Acrylonitrile prices in Asia look set to fall next month as buyers from downstream acrylic fibre (AF) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) sectors in the key
Focus - Better chemical spreads to aid Thai SCG H2 earnings – analysts
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