24 September 2012 09:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 23 September 2012.
Europe olefins market gears up for October contract price talks
European ethylene and propylene contract partners are gearing up for the next round of discussions to decide on the October monthly contract price, but with volatility in the upstream market, a new value is proving difficult to predict, market sources said on Friday.
Europe spot PE prices soften on slow demand, lower crude
Polyethylene (PE) spot prices have started to fall in Europe on slow demand, as sellers are no longer able to attract buyers at former high price levels, market sources said on Thursday.
Limited buying in Europe jet kerosene market on weaker demand
The European jet kerosene open market trading window has not seen a cargo trade in eight trading days due to weaker demand, sources said late on Tuesday.
European chemical companies keen on M&A, KPMG survey shows
European chemical companies will use cash on their balance sheets to pursue strategic acquisitions, as well as new product development, business advisors KPMG said on Tuesday.
Europe benzene still tight, bull run set to continue into Q4
European benzene prices have continued their bull run in September, owing to production problems curtailing supply – and the volatile market environment looks set to continue in the fourth quarter, sources said on Monday.
(Please click on the links to read the full text)
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|