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August 3, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose by one to 11 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....
July 27, 2009
This was an especially slow week for economic reports, but the two that came out contained some positive news. That the LEI rose three months in a row is a fairly good signal that the...
July 23, 2009
Open spec naphtha bid prices on Monday for the 1st half of September were assessed sharply higher at the USD 573.50/mt CFR...
July 21, 2009
The economic reports were again mixed this week. Positive signs were found in retail sales and the continued reduction in inventories, which will provide the foundation for recovering...
July 13, 2009
Open spec naphtha bid prices on Monday for the 2nd half of August were assessed lower at the USD 588/mt CFR Far East levels while the ask rate was at the USD 590/mt CFR Far East levels...
July 13, 2009
It’s been two weeks and the economic reports released have been mixed. Reports on manufacturing activity were positive in that the pace of decline has clearly slowed and new...
June 30, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose by one to 12 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....
June 29, 2009
Dow Europe says it increased the price of polycarbonate resin, polycarbonate compounds, and polycarbonate blends by €200/m.t. in Africa, Europe, India, and the Mideast, effective...
June 29, 2009
With the settlement last week of July ethylene contracts in Europe at €785/m.t., the monthly pricing mechanism has become established, market participants say. The July agreement...
June 26, 2009
Prices of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins used in composites are rising amid increasing costs for raw materials, including dicyclopentadiene, phthalic anhydride, propylene...
June 26, 2009
Basic chemical producers have announced another round of price increases to be implemented on July 1 or as contracts allow. They cite rising raw material costs and inadequate margins...
June 26, 2009
Forward naphtha prices decline sharply, benzene prices bounce higher, while ethyele prices also rise...
June 26, 2009
Cracker feedstock prices on the U.S. Gulf Coast fell along with crude oil costs last week. Spot ethane prices dropped 5 cts/gal, and propane decreased 6 cts/gal, sources say...
June 26, 2009
The market for polysilicon and other advanced chemicals and materials used in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules is contracting, largely due to the recession. Firms that make...
June 22, 2009
The economic reports were fairly positive this week. There was good news on the long beleaguered housing sector, but keep in mind that the strength was from very low levels and...
June 22, 2009
Omnova today raised its styrene butadiene latex price by 6 cts/lb. The increase, which will take effect on July 20, will primarily impact the carpet market, the company says. Omnova...
June 15, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators improved (by one) to nine out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....
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