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.

Europe toluene fundamentals slow, but firm crude keeps spot prices high

LONDON (ICIS)--European toluene spot prices continue to hover around the high $600s/tonne and slightly above as the crude oil market shows consistent... Thu, 18 Jan 2018

Africa polymer prices rise breaking months of resistance

LONDON (ICIS)--African polymer players are facing rising costs as upward pressure from supply and global competition for product finally breaks their... Thu, 18 Jan 2018

SE Asia PP rises above LLDPE for first time in three years

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot prices of dutiable polypropylene (PP) flat yarn prices in southeast Asia have exceeded those of linear low density... Thu, 18 Jan 2018

Russia’s PVC output rose 15% in 2017

MOSCOW ( MRC )--Russia’s overall production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) grew in 2017 by 15% year on year to 906,200 tonnes, according to a... Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Americas Chemical Industry Outlook for 2018

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The following OUTLOOK '18 stories were published by ICIS news between Thursday 21 December 2017 and Tuesday 9 January 2018. Please... Mon, 15 Jan 2018

OUTLOOK '18: Africa polymers players optimistic for healthy demand in 2018

LONDON (ICIS)--Africa polymers players are optimistic for 2018 following a poor year for demand across the continent, although positive expectations... Tue, 09 Jan 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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