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Intermediate contracts not yet settled, spot prices varied

7:29 AM MST | December 7, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

It was too early in the month for intermediate contract settlements, players say, but there was plenty of activity in spot business. Para-xylene saw some shrinkage, market watchers say, with North American spot material off $50/m.t. and European net flat in a narrowing trading range. In contrast, ortho-xylene was said to be stronger, with North American prices higher by 9 cts/lb and European business soaring $230/m.t. Acrylonitrile was reported softer, down $100/m.t. in North America, and half that in...

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