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Petrochemical markets had a tumultuous H1 2018 due to a variety of influences such as geopolitical tensions.
The domestic n-butanol (NBA) and 2-ethyl hexanol (2-EH) markets have performed differently since mid-June.
After a turbulent start to 2018, petrochemical players are questioning what the second half of the year will bring.
European polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) editor Linda Naylor looks at the potential impact of new North American capacities on the European p
China’s changing economic and government policy structure poses significant implications to Asian market players who are operating in and out of China
The US fatty alcohol market in 2018 could see supply pose as much a driver as feedstocks, a shift from the upstream feedstock volatility that dominate
Free Infographic: Asia MTBE Tradeflows (2015-2017)
Base oils markets in Asia and the Middle East are set to witness major shifts from 2018 onwards.
The Middle East underwent significant geopolitical and political changes in 2017, impacting sentiment and trade within the region.
It has been a challenging start to the year for a number of key petrochemical products.
Polyolefins demand in Europe is continuing to grow in 2017, underpinned by economic improvements.
For years, persistently slow growth has been the driving force behind chemical mergers and acquisitions.
Currency fluctuations, slow downstream demand, new supply from China, ‘Brexit’ and a Trump Presidency are some of the major factors likely to affect k
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers are still coming to terms with the exceptional situation of 2015, and are wary of a series of planned
'Brexit', a Trump presidency, and the Chinese government’s stricter environmental policies – these are just some of the major developments that pose u
'Brexit', a Trump presidency, EU policy changes – these are just some of the major developments that pose uncertainty to the global petrochemicals mar
Global aromatics markets have experienced mixed fortunes in 2016. US benzene markets have struggled with oversupply contrasted with a lack of liquidit
As polymer players globally prepare to visit Dusseldorf for the K Trade Fair 2016 next week, hear what our experts at ICIS
With benzene prices steady at the start of Q4 2016, European players at the 50th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting
The outlook for 2017 in the European polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) market is looking bright, with players expecting the lighting applications sector
John Richardson, director of ICIS training Asia and ICB Asia correspondent, discusses factors affecting the polyolefin markets in China.
It’s time to look ahead to next year. Uncertainty over crude oil prices, market volatility
The webinar presentation slides feature information on current market trends, price drivers and growth expectations for benzene, toluene, styrene mono
As we begin the new financial year, ICIS analyses the key price and market movements in 2016 and what to expect in 2017.