Making sense of market events: Coronavirus and oil price slumps

Markets are in turmoil impacted by day-to-day developments and changing conditions. The Coronavirus, the slump in oil prices and the effect on global chemical prices are putting enormous economic pressure on global chemical markets.

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The Chemical Industry’s Response to a Crisis while in Crisis

The stigma around the issue of plastics waste in the environment often overshadows the progress the industry has made in becoming one of the more sustainable producers of critical products.
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Coronavirus impact on energy markets

Stay up to date at this unprecedented time with expert insight and analysis of the impact coronavirus is having on energy markets.
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Covid-19 & the Chemicals market

Here we analyse the impact of coronavirus and the oil price collapse on chemical markets and bring together the latest updates from ICIS.
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Personal care & hygiene markets

Find out how the coronavirus pandemic impacts the demand and price of chemicals used in production of sanitising products.

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Coronavirus industry forums

The coronavirus pandemic has been disrupting chemicals and energy supply chains, changing demand patterns and causing a significant impact on feedstock prices.

To help the industry navigate these turbulent times, we have launched a webinar series that explores how different markets can best get through the crisis. Get the latest updates from our team of experts with the following webinars:

Navigating volatility in the recycling markets

10 June 2020, Wednesday, 3:00PM BST | Presenters:
Matt Tudball, Senior Markets Editor
Mark Victory, Senior Markets Editor
Helen McGeough, Senior Consultant

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ICIS Energy Markets Forum: The outlook for hydrogen decarbonisation after COVID-19

12 June 2020, Friday | 15:00pm – 16:00pm BST | Presenters:
Corin Taylor, Principal Consultant, DNV and Head of Decarbonised Gas Alliance
Simon Ellis, Head of Global Gas Analytics, ICIS
Ben Wetherall, Head of Gas, ICIS

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ICIS Personal Care & Hygiene Markets Forum: Asian FMCG Markets: Life During & Beyond COVID-19

12 June 2020, Friday | 8:30am – 9:30am BST | Presenters:
Craig Houliston, Regional Director, Nielsen
Malini Hariharan, Market Development Director, APAC, ICIS

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ICIS Asia Chemical Markets Forum: Assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on South Asian PE and PP markets

17 June 2020, Wednesday | 8:30am – 9:30am BST | Presenters:
Malini Hariharan, Market Development Director, APAC, ICIS
Veena Pathare, Senior Editor Manager, ICIS

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ICIS Chemical Markets Forum: European Olefins, Polyolefins and Coronavirus

18 June 2020, Thursday
9:30am – 10:30am BST
John Richardson, Asia Senior Consultant, ICIS
Linda Naylor, Senior Editor, ICIS
Nel Weddle, Senior Editor, Olefins, ICIS
Nigel Davis, Editor – Chemical Insight, ICIS

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Southeast Asia Plastics Processing in a Coronavirus World

23 June 2020, Tuesday | 2:00pm SGT | Presenter:
John Richardson, Asia Senior Consultant
Hazel Goh, Senior Editor
Leanne Tan, Senior Editor
Izham Ahmad, Senior Editor

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Daniel Fletcher-Manuel

Head of Financial Market Development

James Fowler

Market Development Manager Energy Americas

John Richardson

Market Development Director Asian polymers

Jeremy Pafford

Market Development Director North America

Malini Hariharan

Market Development Director APAC

Ben Wetherall

Market Development Director Energy

Joseph Chang

Global Editor

Helen Xu

Market Development Director China

Ann-Kathrin Kotte

Global Market Development Director

A thank you to the chemical industry

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The packaging industry responds how industry is helping battle coronavirus

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Videos updates from ICIS

European MEG prices reach historic lows

Published 4th May

Europe ethylene, propylene May CPs fall, supply demand fundamentals mixed

Published 30th April

VIDEO: Historically high PMMA sheet demand to continue in the battle against Covid-19

Published 1st May