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Sinopec settles January contract prices for p-xylene, PTA, EG

2:12 AM MST | January 18, 2017 | Sok Peng Chua

Sinopec has settled its January contract price for para-xylene (p-xylene) at 7,110 renminbi/metric ton, up 240 renminbi/metric ton ($35) from December. This is equivalent to $863/metric ton on an import-parity basis. The p-xylene January average spot price to...

South Korea's p-xylene exports reached a new high in 2016, PTA exports fell to a record low

1:53 AM MST | January 17, 2017 | Sok Peng Chua

Source: Korea Customs Service. South Korea’s 2016 para-xylene (p-xylene) exports rose by 572,214  metric tons or 9.8% year-over-year (YOY), to 6.43 million metric tons (MMt), according to the latest data released by the Korea Customs Service...


CW75 stock performance

January 16, 2017

The CW75 index rose 0.7% for the week ended 10 January, beating the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%, and lagging the MSCI World Index, which was up 1.3%....


McKinsey: US could undergo manufacturing renaissance through several improvements

January 13, 2017 | Jing Chen

The US economy could potentially have a fresh start for a manufacturing renaissance, according to experts at McKinsey & Co. during the Chemical Marketing & Economics Group’s (CM&E) discussion on the country’s economic outlook held 11...


Asia benzene/p-xylene spread widens to $70/metric ton

January 10, 2017 | Sok Peng Chua

The Asian benzene/para-xylene (p-xylene) spread widened to $70/metric ton Tuesday as benzene continues its relentless climb since the start of 2017. Between 3 January and 10 January, spot benzene gained $110/metric ton, or 13.4%, and p-xylene lost $16/metric...

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