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Eastman to increase MIBK prices

Eastman Chemical says it will increase prices on methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in North America and Latin America by 5 cts/lb ($110/m.t.), effective 5 June or as contracts allow. The company cites elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials....

China's April PPI contracts for 38th straight month

China’s producer price index (PPI) for April, 0.3% versus minus 0.1 in March, contracted for the 38th consecutive month. April's figure is down 4.6% year-on-year (YOY) but unchanged from March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. The NBS...


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Leading Indicators

Fed On Course

The leading indicator for the chemical industry has declined for two consecutive months, another sign that the economy may be heading for slower growth. However, there caution should be used when interpreting the latest calculation of the indicator. A...

Vital Statistics

ACC: US chemical production flat in April

US chemical production was flat in April, according to the ACC’s US Chemical Regional Production Index (CPRI). The index, a three-month moving average, was also flat in March after registering a 0.2% gain in February....

Prices

Albemarle raises elemental bromine prices

Albemarle yesterday said it is raising prices for elemental bromine and bromine derivatives by 30%. The increases will be effective immediately or as soon as contracts permit. Clear brine fluids for oil drilling applications are not included in the price...

CW75

CW75 Stock Performance

The CW 75 index rose 1.1% for the week ended 19 May, lagging the S&P 500, which was up 1.4%, but matching the MSCI World Index....











 
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