News stories on the stock market crash

Why it happened, what it means and what is in store for global petrochemicals


Below is a selection of news stories published by ICIS following this major market development.

PVC imports to Ukraine fell by 30% in the first four months of 2017 the first four months of 2017 versus 25,500 tonnes a year earlier. At the end of last year, many Ukrainian companies did not form additional stocks of... Tue, 23 May 2017

Renewed Groningen risk widens TTF seasonal price spread

...future caps and further cuts to production for gas year 2018 onwards, and the greater risk of failing to build sufficient low-calorific gas (L-gas) stocks... Tue, 23 May 2017

US MX prices gain ground on higher crude, gasoline

...has been lower so far in 2017 compared with the prior year while gasoline inventories remain high despite a drawdown in stocks this week. Upstream, NYMEX... Sat, 20 May 2017

The calm before the storm of a record year for chemical M&A

...Partners (Y&P) US Basic Chemicals index increased by 3.7%, the US Diversified Chemicals index gained 10.2%, the US Specialties index rose 9.3%, while the... Thu, 18 May 2017

Africa PE stable but buyers forecast lower prices, hold position

...demand is currently. Many convertors are currently sitting on large stocks after disappointing sales, according to sources. Ample supplies are also available... Thu, 18 May 2017

OPEC supply cut may be offset by US, Africa production - IEA

...But the Paris-based agency said in its monthly report the rebalancing of the oil market via a draw in stocks is accelerating in the second quarter of... Tue, 16 May 2017

Podcast: What does "Black Monday" mean for petchems?

ICIS Americas deputy news editor and senior correspondent Al Greenwood explains factors that contributed to the decline and examines how energy and petrochemical companies have been affected.

Chemicals and the economy

Guest blogger, Paul Hodges looks behind today's headlines and studies key influencers shaping the chemical industry over the next 12-18 months. He takes a closer look at oil prices, economic growth and the environment among other things and has written many blog entries around the recent stock market crash.

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