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 March PET production costs lower, yet prices rise

LONDON (ICIS)--The cost of producing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Europe in March is less than it was in February, yet prices have... Fri, 23 Mar 2018

India's ban on lending instruments weighing on chemical markets

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s ban on key lending instruments - after the swell of recent bank scams - is expected to weigh on petrochemical imports by... Fri, 23 Mar 2018

US tariffs against China sends chem stocks, Dow Jones plummeting

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical stocks fell sharply on Thursday after US President Donald Trump said the nation may pursue tariffs on at least $50bn of... Thu, 22 Mar 2018

China PE prices may rebound in Q2 as scheduled turnarounds begin

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China polyethylene (PE) prices - after consistently falling since the Chinese Lunar New year holiday - are expected to rebound in... Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Updated: Fears of a second wave of Siberian cold hike UK gas, power

The below article was updated to include UK power market comment and data. Forecasts of a second blast of cold air from Siberia drove British... Mon, 12 Mar 2018

Asia ABS faces downward pressure from weak demand, falling SM

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia's acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) prices are facing downward pressure from slowing demand in the key China market and... Mon, 12 Mar 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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