SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Asia and the Middle East for the week ended 19 January 2018.
benzene-toluene spread hits more than
Asia’s benzene-toluene spread has hit the $220/tonne mark, recording a more-than nine-month high, ICIS data showed on Friday.
Asia PP rises above LLDPE for first time in
Spot prices of dutiable polypropylene (PP) flat yarn prices in southeast Asia have exceeded those of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) prices for the first time in three years.
mixed aromatics imports may wane amid high
China’s imports of mixed aromatics may wane due to high costs and amid calls for a nationwide use of ethanol gasoline.
synthetic rubber makers resist higher BD
Butadiene (BD) buyers in Asia, particularly in the downstream synthetic rubber sector, are resisting sellers’ proposed price hike this week amid limited tank space in the region.
MTBE may extend gains on restocking amid
China’s domestic methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) prices may rise further this week, driven by strong restocking demand and limited spot supply.