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.

Asia top stories - weekly summary

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Asia and the Middle East for last week. China etac snaps 16-week surge after hitting... Mon, 13 Nov 2017

Global phosphates prices firming as offers increase in most regions

LONDON (ICIS)--The phosphates market has turned a corner this week with prices firming in most regions, sources said on Friday. In Pakistan,... Fri, 10 Nov 2017

European PE prices for CIS countries decrease

MOSCOW ( MRC )--European polyethylene (PE) producers have reduced their export prices by up to €60/tonne for November shipments to the CIS countries... Fri, 10 Nov 2017

NE Asia ethylene gains as China buyers build up year-end stocks

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot import prices of ethylene in northeast Asia are up for the first time in seven weeks, amid healthy Chinese demand ahead of the... Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Weak Turkish lira affects PE sentiment despite certain grades strengthening

LONDON (ICIS)--The weak Turkish lira has softened further this week, dampening sentiment in the polyethylene (PE) market, but there are a few signs... Thu, 09 Nov 2017

INTERACTIVE: Oil markets stumble on a surprise US crude inventory build-up

LONDON (ICIS)--After trading at their highest level since mid-2015 only two days ago, Brent and WTI futures retreated on Wednesday, taking stock of a... Wed, 08 Nov 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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