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.

South Asia PE, PP trades stay weak amid uncertainties

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot polyolefin trades in south Asia may remain subdued through August amid uncertainties related to India’s plastics ban and to... Mon, 16 Jul 2018

European toluene spot price slides on crude slump, weak demand

LONDON (ICIS)--Daily toluene spot prices in Europe fell this week, in response to lower oil prices and decreasing premiums. The range dropped by... Fri, 13 Jul 2018

Trump ups China trade war ante, “shocked” Beijing to respond

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--US President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a new list of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200bn late on Tuesday, unleashing... Wed, 11 Jul 2018

Kuwait's PIC closes urea plant permanently

LONDON (ICIS)--Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) closed its 1.1m tonne/year urea fertilizer plant on 30 June, according to an official at the... Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Improved Europe TiO2 supply weakens Q3 sentiment after run of price hikes

LONDON (ICIS)--Improved availability in the European titanium dioxide (TiO2) market has weakened price sentiment for Q3 contracts, with rollovers and... Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Europe top stories: weekly summary

LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 29 June. German business climate falls in June, outlook slightly... Mon, 02 Jul 2018

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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