16 December 2013 00:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)-- Here are some of the top stories from Asia and the Middle East for the week ended 13 December 2013.
(Please click on the link to read the full text) ?xml:namespace>
Focus: Asia naphtha crack spreads to improve on strong petchem demand
Asia naphtha’s crack spread values are likely to strengthen, buoyed by firm petrochemical demand in the region
Focus: China methanol futures trade volume to stay high on snug supply
Trading volumes at China’s methanol futures market are likely to stay high after posting a big increase in November amid a surge in domestic prices of the product on snug import supply
Focus: Tight supply supports uptrend in Asia MEK prices
Spot methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) prices in Asia may continue rising this month on the back of tight regional supply despite the year-end lull in demand
Focus: Weak demand to cap India PVC January price discussions
Weak demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in India is likely to cap price discussions for January shipments, with offers from major suppliers of imported material expected to be announced later this month
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|
Asian Chemical Connections