Europe top stories - summary

02 April 2013 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 28 March 2013.

Europe PE, PP prices slip on lower feedstock settlements
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) spot prices in Europe slipped this week, on expectations of lower monomer contracts and their subsequent settlement at a decrease of €50-60/tonne, sources said on Thursday.

EU commercial vehicle registrations fall 13.3% in February - ACEA
New registrations for commercial vehicles in the EU continued to decline in February, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) on Wednesday.

Europe’s chems future lies in specialties – ECHA director
The future of chemicals production in European lies in innovation-driven specialties chemicals, not lower-margin commodity chemicals, the executive director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said on Tuesday.

Europe BDO Q2 contract negotiations in the early stages
European butanediol (BDO) second-quarter contract negotiations are in the early stages and producers and consumers are not expecting a prompt settlement, sources said on Tuesday.

Europe toluene resists Asian slump despite weak spot demand
Despite the recent sharp downturn in Asian toluene pricing, European spot numbers have largely resisted any significant decrease, although activity remains quiet, sources said on Monday.

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