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Books: Wolf Hall – It’s all about the money

“Wolf Hall,” winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize, is the book that everyone is reading on the beach this year, according to “I-Spy for Adults” in the Times.   I borrowed it and read it in the Devon garden of our house swap friends in between bouts of summer rain.   Set in the […]

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Plummeting London hotel prices great for ICIS conferences

                                                                       Just heard in the lift that hotel room rates for conferences in London are now down to £100/night even at 5-star hotels.   Linda Lucas from our events team told me it was the same story everywhere, even in Dubai.   London is always a popular location for ICIS conferences but since our first […]

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Trader update: Riebel leaves BMS

The Blog has just heard that trader Olivier Riebel left Antwerp-based BMS (Belgium Marketing Service) two weeks ago, according to a company source today.   Riebel had been trading styrene at BMS, part of the Landmark Chemicals Group, and had previously been at Rhodia.

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Art galleries and chemical plants No.1 – Amsterdam

For great art within a short distance of chemical plants, it’s hard to beat Amsterdam. Just a few kilometres from the chemical hubs of Rotterdam, Sittard and Antwerp, you can see:       (Photos from the Rijksmuseum website.)  

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Chemium Europe welcomes Aruanan Mastenbroek

Chemical trader Chemium has expanded its European operation with the addition of Aruanan Mastenbroek to its Antwerp team in Belgium, the company said on Monday. “Mr. Dirk van der Burg will also be operating in conjunction with Aruanan out of Belgium, and Mr. Miguel Ferreres will remain operating out of its office in  Madrid, Spain,” the […]

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New US benzene broker TnS links with PCB

Two emails dropped into the Blog inbox this morning announcing the launch of TnS (Trade n Services, a new US benzene broker in the person of Aruanan Mastenbroek. He will be covering the US and co-operating with Wim Buiter of PCB (Petrochemical Brokerage) on the European market, as of 1 October 2008.

They are currently based in Antwerp, but plan to move to Houston eventually. We are all invited to meet them on their opening tour in Houston on 13-17 October.

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Aromatics ’07 – the Aftermath

As we sip our coffees and beers in the curiously musty cafe at Antwerp airport, the Aromatics Conference team reflects that this was a great success. The speakers were exceptionally good and we had a late surge of delegates turning up, pushing our total number to around 100 on the day. For myself, I am […]

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