IHS Chemical Week
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N. America weekly chemical rail traffic down 3.8% YOY on decline in Canada

11:25 AM MDT | June 29, 2016 | Clay Boswell

During the week ended 25 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 3.8% year-over-year (YOY) on lower volumes in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 41,339 carloads, down 0.3% from the previous week, according to data released on 29 June by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....

ACC's global production indicates soft growth for May

8:25 AM MDT | June 29, 2016 | Jing Chen

ACC’s global chemical regional production index (CPRI) for May increased 0.1% on a three-month moving average (3MMA), following four months of stable activity. Year-over-year (YOY), the global CPRI was up 1.9% on a 3MMA basis and stood at 108.3% of its...

CW75

CW75 stock performance

June 27, 2016

The CW75 index increased 2.1% for the week ended 21 June, beating both the S&P 500, which was up 0.6%, and the MSCI World Index, which was up 1.1%....

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Macroeconomics

IHS: Brexit presents major challenges for UK economy

June 24, 2016 | Howard Archer, chief European and UK economist, IHS

IHS believes that the vote to leave the European Union is bad news for the UK economy, certainly in the near- and medium-term. Even supporters of the Leave campaign have acknowledged that there will be a near-term hit to the economy from heightened...

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Prices

Asia's styrene price surge may be short-lived as outlook for derivatives stays bearish

June 28, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Styrene in Asia has regained top spot in the world market, pricing in at a $45.50/metric ton premium over Europe-sourced styrene today, IHS Chemical data show. Prices continued rising on speculative buying and short covering, with a July-arrival cargo traded...

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