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Sinopec and Iran’s NPC Sign Investment MOU

Out of the investment deep-freeze?

Source: tehrandaily.wordpress.com


By John Richardson

A VERY interesting story from my colleague Bee Lin Chow on ICIS news today reports the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Sinopec and Iran’s National Petrochemical …

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Is China Targeting Polyolefin Re-export Market?

By John Richardson

MORE evidence that China will not remain as easy a sink for surplus polyolefin volumes – especially in the case of the higher-cost importers – is emerging.

“There are plans to open a bonded warehouse in Guangdong province …

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SK moving to China?

South Korean producers have for long been dependent on the Chinese market to absorb a large percentage of their output. So it is perhaps not surprising to read that SK Energy plans to move the headquarters of its chemicals division …

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Twists expected in the LyondellBasell-Reliance story

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)

Reliance’s bid for LyondellBasell is likely to be a long drawn out affair with potential for complications from competitive bids.

I talked to some sources familiar with the …

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Caution is the name of the game

By Malini Hariharan (Malini is now joint blogger for Asian Chemical Connections)

Japanese chemical majors have raised their sales and profit forecasts for the second half of the fiscal year ending 31 March 2010, but the revisions are marginal and …

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China and M-E Delays To Offer More Market Support


As this updated table from my colleagues at CBI in China illustrates, cracker-complex delays in China have the potential to further stagger the arrival of new volumes into the market.


This follows the widespread problems in starting up …

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Is Dalian setting the markets?

Make your own mind up about the role of the Dalian Commodity Exchange linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) futures contracts from the interviews below.

The first quote is from Sinopec – from an ICIS news story.

There …

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