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Europe HDPE pipe prices slip for first time in a year

LONDON (ICIS)--High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe prices have slipped in July for the first time in a year. HDPE pipe remains one of the... Mon, 23 Jul 2018

China HDPE yarn at three-month low as coal-based supply grows

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--High density polyethylene (HDPE) yarn prices in China’s domestic spot market are currently at their three-month low, after steadily... Mon, 23 Jul 2018

Asia top stories - weekly summary

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Asia and the Middle East for the week ended 20 July 2018. Southeast Asia non-dutiable... Mon, 23 Jul 2018

Tougher times for PE producers

Polyethylene (PE) producer margins were under pressure in the second quarter and will have dampened profitability for some of the integrated... Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Tight Europe etac supply, falling Asia prices open arbitrage

European spot prices for ethyl acetate (etac) rose sharply in June, reaching levels not seen since 2002, opening the arbitrage window for cheaper... Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Latest $200bn US tariff list includes chemicals

Several chemicals are included in the $200bn worth of tariffs that the US may impose on Chinese imports in the latest escalation of the trade war... Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Webinars & Podcasts

China's Economic About Turn Webinar
John Richardson offers his views on the impact of China’s slowdown on the global chemicals industry with implications on chemicals pricing, and supply and demand. More »

Webinar on China's Increased Phenol Acetone Production
ICIS market experts discuss the impact on global markets of CHina's increased phenol-acetone production.Access the presentation slides »

China Polyolefins Market Analysis and Outlook Webinar - recorded 9 December 2014
ICIS market experts discuss recent developments in 2014, and offer further insight on market trends, expected changes and the outlook for 2015. Access the webinar »

China Natural Gas Market Outlook Webinar - hosted 13 November 2014
Access the presentation slides to gain a better understanding of how the Chinese natural gas industry affects global markets. Listen now »

Other Free Resources

China Chemicals H1 Market Analysis and Outlook
Featured content: Expert commentaries explaining price movements in key Chinese chemical markets in H1 2015, as well as an outlook for H2 2015. More »

China Polyolefins Market Review and Outlook
Gain access to the latest prices, development and market trends within China’s polyolefins markets.Watch the video here »

China Natural Gas Review and Outlook
ICIS compiled a whitepaper on the Chinese natural gas market in 2014, covering significant developments in the gas sector within the country. Read more »

China Oil Market Review and Outlook
ICIS produced a whitepaper providing insight on the Chinese oil market performance for 2014, as well as a brief demand outlook for 2015. Read more »

China Olefins Market Analysis
The ICIS team has gathered free market insights into the changing olefins industry in China. Read more »

China Polyolefins Market Outlook
ICIS produced an outlook of China’s polyethylene and polypropylene industry with an in-depth supply/demand analysis of these domestic markets. Read more »

Guangdong’s Pilot Emissions Trading Scheme Market Report
Gain deeper insight into the Guangdong ETS, China’s largest pilot scheme. ICIS has collaborated with Sun Yat-sen University, to develop and authoritative resource that provides you with information you need to understand and operate within Guangdong’s pilot scheme. Download the whitepaper now »

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