Asian Chemical Connections
It has been a long time since this magazine published an upbeat assessment of the European economy. But recent weeks have seen a steady trickle of economic and employment data from many sources that seem to point to early signs of a long-awaited easing of the region's malaise.
In the UK - where a new Canadian Bank of England governor pledged to keep interest rates low for an extended period - lots of indicators point to an upturn in the country's fortunes.
INSIGHT: US ethylene set to peak in May on pipeline restart
"In Texas, expectations of a May pipeline restart not only pushed up pricing, but also lead to a surge in trading activity."
VIDEO: ICIS Special Report on Asia benzene, styrene dynamics