Asia top stories - weekly summary

Author: ICIS Editorial

2021/10/25

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News Asia and the Middle East for the week ended 22 October 2021.

China BD import discussions rise on bullish domestic market
Discussions for November delivery of butadiene (BD) import cargoes into China have risen with persistently bullish trades in the domestic market.

PODCAST: China BDO prices extend gains in October on tight supply
ICIS analyst Sikee Shi and Jady Ma discuss the current state of China's domestic 1,4-butanediol (BDO) market.

Asia fatty alcohols offers spike on PKO surge, tight supply
Offers for fatty alcohols in Asia have risen on the back of surging cost of feedstock palm kernel oil (PKO), prevailing tight supply and strong buying interest for spot cargoes.

Asia ethyl acetate market sentiment less bullish on plant restarts
Asia ethyl acetate (etac) markets could potentially taper off from recent strong gains, coinciding with plant restarts amid signs of easing sentiment in upstream sectors.

Asia key petrochemicals track China post-holiday gains, crude rally
Asia’s key petrochemical markets have strengthened, tracking the post-holiday rally in China, on the back of robust gains in upstream crude futures.