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November 24, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators rose by three to six out of 20

this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner.


November 23, 2008
Spot naphtha in Europe declined $45/m.t., in line with falling oil prices. The feedstock decline, coupled with plunging demand and prices for derivatives, drove spot olefins prices...
November 18, 2008
Petrochemical prices are rapidly deflating amid the global economic downturn, with commodity resins including ethylene, polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS) facing serious...
November 18, 2008
Solvay says it will suspend the sulfur surcharge it implemented in August on sulfite products. “The cost of sulfur has returned to the level needed to suspend the...
November 18, 2008
Dow Chemical, Olin, and Formosa each say they will increase caustic soda prices in North America by $100/m.t. for diaphragm grade material and by $120/m.t. for membrane grade. The move...
November 18, 2008
Some stability crept into global petrochemical markets this week. Spot prices are mixed but the magnitude of the up and down changes has shrunk, sellers say. However, contract markets...
November 17, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators fell to 3 out of 20 this

week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner. 


November 11, 2008
Rhodia posted a 24% increase in third-quarter net profits, to €56 million ($71 million), on a 6% hike in like-for-like sales, to €1.22 billion. Recurring Ebitda, before...
November 10, 2008
Spot naphtha prices in Europe continued to slide, losing $60/m.t., despite a dampening of crude prices. That pulled spot olefins down as well. Ethylene shed €20/m.t. while...
November 10, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators remains at four out of

20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner.


November 3, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators fell by two to four out

of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner.


October 27, 2008
NAPHTHA Naphtha prices in Asia down at the USD 357/mt CFR Japan mark - Oct 27, 2008 Crude futures were seen softening in Asia on Monday morning. Trade was thin and prices bearish...
October 27, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at six out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
October 27, 2008
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) firms announced further price increases, citing rising energy, raw material, and transportation costs. Cristal Global says it will increase prices of certain...
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