SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia evening snapshot Friday 12 October 2018.
CRUDE: Higher following a sharp decline the previous day; supply concerns remain but have eased amid increased US crude stocks and worries over global growth.
NAPHTHA (CFR JAPAN): H2 November prices tracked falls in crude oil futures overnight.
BENZENE (FOB KOREA): Down on weak crude futures overnight.
TOLUENE (FOB KOREA): Softer on lower buying indications for China imports.
ETHYLENE (CFR NE ASIA): Deals hampered by buy-sell gap.
PROPYLENE (CFR NE ASIA): Up on healthy demand in China.
STYRENE MONOMER (CFR CHINA): Up on increased buying interest after China futures market started to stabilise.
The snapshot is compared with the previous evening. Chemicals prices are the mid-point of a range in $/tonne.