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Poland’s chemical industry may be hit by currency, feedstock costs

An interesting report, just out, today says growth in the Polish petrochemicals industry could be hindered by the appreciation of the zloty and rising naphtha costs.According to the report, Poland has a position as a regional outperformer owing to its resilient internal demand driven economic model, manageable private sector leverage, robust banking sector and stable […]

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President Ahmadinejad Inaugurates Petrochemical Facility - Assaluyeh

Iran petrochemicals forecast to plummet

Iran’s petrochemical industry is forecast to suffer a severe slowdown in investment following the re-election of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The global recession and low oil prices will add to the country’s troubles, according to a fascinating new report by companiesandmarkets.com(Picture – Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the inauguration of Mehr petrochemical facility at Assaluyeh, […]

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Turkey petrochemicals forecast suggests tough future

New forecasts show that Turkey’s petrochemical and chemical sector is in line for a tough 2009.Turkey had become used to double digit growth in demand for plastics and chemicals, sucking in imports from Europe and Asia. No longer. Here is chemicals content of the report, just out:“While 2009 will be a terrible year for the […]

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Gas cuts kill Ukraine’s petrochemical sector

Fascinating new petrochemicals report out, seen on pr-inside.com which shows how badly the country’s industry was hit by the dispute with Russia over gas exports. It talks about a “collapse” in January. I remember someone at the ICIS team trying to get these figures at the time but we were told everything was just fine.Here […]

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