ICIS News stories on the likely impact of Saudi Arabia's change of leadership on global petrochemical markets


Asia petchem shares, crude slump as US-China trade spat escalates

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Shares of major petrochemical firms in Asia tumbled on Monday, along with global crude futures, on concerns over the escalating... Mon, 18 Jun 2018

Southeast Asia PE market faces longer H2 supply, weak demand

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Southeast Asia’s polyethylene (PE) market may be facing longer supply in the second half, hinging on how the US-China trade spat... Thu, 14 Jun 2018

NE Asia ethylene H2 outlook hinges on new supply, SM plant

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Northeast (NE) Asia ethylene (C2) second-half 2018 outlook is  uncertain as several crackers are scheduled for maintenance but such... Mon, 11 Jun 2018

Shift in MMA production methods threatens acetone consumption

VIENNA (ICIS)--The increasing popularity of the ethylene production route for methyl methacrylate (MMA) could pose a threat to future acetone growth... Thu, 07 Jun 2018

China PE imports to stay strong amid domestic plant turnarounds

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s polyethylene (PE) imports are expected to remain strong for the rest of the year, after posting record volumes in January... Tue, 05 Jun 2018

Chemical CEOs optimistic on US-China trade outcome

Many US chemical company CEOs are optimistic on a favourable outcome from US-China trade talks, as they watch developments closely and gauge the... Thu, 17 May 2018

ADNOC exemplifies big oil's rise on petrochemicals stage

The official rollout of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) massive $45bn investment plan in petrochemicals and refining is another sign of... Thu, 17 May 2018

SE Asia MA hits three-year high on tight supply, strong demand

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Southeast Asia’s maleic anhydride (MA) spot prices have reached three-year highs amid tight supply and strong demand from Europe... Tue, 15 May 2018

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