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.

Spanish LNG reloads profitable for the first time this year

...seen anything like this in the last year.” Sources had mixed views on whether Spain has enough gas stocks in reserve ahead of winter to facilitate reloads.... Thu, 21 Sep 2017

China melamine export prices surge 20% over three weeks, to extend gains still room for melamine prices to go up amid healthy downstream demand as most end-users are building stocks before the China’s long holiday,” a... Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Fundamentals: Belgian nuclear power outlook cushions French supply concerns

...Traders polled by ICIS said the French power market had so much upside risk at the moment from nuclear, low hydro stocks and increasing fuel prices that... Wed, 13 Sep 2017

US should reconsider Gulf infrastructure, crude oil demand revised up for 2017 - IEA

...unchanged during July, the latest month the IEA has figures for. However, stocks in July normally increased, it added, so the 3,016m bbl in stocks represented... Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Russia PP prices soar in the first week of September

...inventories. Last week, many sellers suspended or restricted their PP sales because they had scarce stocks, as a result, there were very few deals for... Tue, 12 Sep 2017

African PE, PP prices buck global trend

...offers. Buyers continue to stay away. African players have a tendency to retain large stocks to insulate against outside price pressure. The pressure... Thu, 07 Sep 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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