23 July 2012 02:00 [Source: ICIS news]
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Focus-Asia olefins uptrend seen capped by demand concerns
Asian olefins prices have been rising for the past one month but further gains are expected to be capped by weak derivative demand and more supply as recent cracker outages in the region have ceased, market sources said on Friday.
Focus-Asia polysilicon under further pressure on market uncertainty
Polysilicon prices in
Focus-Asia BDO prices rebound on production cuts, outlook uncertain
Asian butanediol (BDO) prices have rebounded by $50/tonne (€41/tonne) on the back of ongoing production cuts and rising feedstock prices, but market players said on Thursday that they were uncertain as to how long the values will stay firm.
Focus-Asia SBR price upside limited on weak demand despite BD spike
Asia’s styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) price upside potential may be limited because fundamental demand remains weak despite the feedstock butadiene (BD) price spike, industry sources said on Wednesday.
Focus-Asian ABS retreats from highs of $2,000/t as buying abates
Spot acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) prices in
Focus-Asia methanol may weaken in near term on influx of
Methanol prices in Asia are likely to remain stable to weak in the near term on expectations that
Focus-Asia benzene may firm up in near term on tight supply
Asian benzene prices may continue rising in the near term to track the buoyant US and European markets, supported by tight supply of prompt cargoes globally, market sources said on Monday.
Focus-Malaysia PME producers seek CPO export tax change
Malaysian biodiesel, or more specifically palm methyl ester (PME), producers are calling for a revision of the export tax structure for feedstock crude palm oil (CPO) cargoes in order to be cost competitive with the world’s largest PME producer,
Focus-S Korea polymer imports into
Import activity in
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