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Shell’s new Singapore complex

This is one impressive press release full of wizzy features. It’s Shell’s announcement about the completion of its integrated oil and petrochemicals production hub in Singapore – with embedded video and some scenic wide panoramic shots of the site. photo: Panoramic view of the ethylene cracker at the Shell Eastern Petrochemicals Complex, Singapore.

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APIC 2010 Mumbai – A Passage to India

APIC 2010 in Mumbai next month is expecting over 1,200 delegates, the organisers are saying in an eshot to prospective attendees today.   That’s looking like a good turnout, considering all the mumblings of discontent from the Northeast Asian contingent – about the security, the climate, the size of the venue, etc – and some […]

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Stanley Choo leaves Titan, joins Noble

My colleague Larry Tan in ICIS Singapore writes:   “Titan Chemicals’ Stanley Choo has resigned. He will join the Noble Group in Singapore to spearhead their polymer hedging / trading strategy with effect from 5 April 2010.”

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Jay Cho joins Vitol

Jay Cho has joined traders Vitol in Singapore, he announced in an email to contacts on Sunday 28 February.   Cho, formerly an aromatics trader with Interchem and Samsung will begin his new role on 1 March 2010.   Vitol was a sponsor of the recent ICIS 8th European Aromatics Conference in Amsterdam.

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Jay Cho leaves Interchem Singapore

I’ve just heard from trader Jay Cho that he is leaving Interchem, after five years of service in Houston and Singapore. I am sure we will hear soon where he will resurface.   My best memories of Jay were from the golf days he organised at a chateau near Paris when he was with Samsung. […]

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Lukoil party at APPEC Singapore

The APPEC conference in Singapore last week had some spectacular social events every night, Christine tells me today on her return to London. At the Lukoil party, guests had their photos taken and were given souvenir postcards to take away. Here the ICIS team is captured hard at work on Russian/Singaporean d├ętente – clockwise from […]

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Wedding Photos at Airport

Anyone with Asian connections will know all about the cult of pre-wedding photos in exotic and luxurious locations, but one couple has chosen to make theirs unique by having them taken at AirAsia’s low-cost terminal in Kuala Lumpur.     The Blog is full of admiration at this scoop by fellow blogger Barbara Cockburn on Flight, […]

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APIC 2010 in Mumbai – the grumbles begin

The Blog’s Asian colleagues tell me that participants at APIC in Seoul in May were not happy about next year’s conference being held in Mumbai.   Delegates from South Korea and Japan had been saying that they had security concerns about Mumbai in view of last year’s terrorist attacks in the city.   Northeast Asian […]

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Global Trader Summit in Singapore brings out the traders

The Global Trader Summit 2009 which took place in Singapore this week, attracting many of the chemical industry’s finest, seemed like a good excuse to dust off a few old trader stories and gossip.   As delegates at this by-invitation-only event dallied over cocktails at the opening reception in the Equinox Complex atop the Swissotel […]

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Hundreds of ships idling in the misty Strait of Malacca

The Blog’s eye is drawn this morning to a very atmospheric photo on the front page of today’s International Herald Tribune showing some of the hundreds of ships – “more than the 130-ship Spanish Armada” - in the Strait of Malacca between Indonesia and Singapore, where they are waiting for jobs during the slowdown.  

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