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Europe Mulls Growing Impact Of Capacities From Sadara Chemical

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Several European chemical markets are anticipating news of Sadara Chemical plant start-ups in Saudi Arabia, as they come on-line in a staggered fashion. Each market is waiting to see what impact the additional capacities will have on domestic supply and, ultimately, on prices in Europe. Continue reading “Europe Mulls Growing Impact Of Capacities From Sadara Chemical” »

Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

While a good amount of buzz at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, on 18-19 May was on the coming wave of US ethylene and derivatives capacity and its potential impact, Asia itself is undergoing major structural shifts with implications for global markets. Continue reading “Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India” »

“Trump Effect” Boosts US chemicals as trade concerns put on back burner

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US chemical equity prices are getting a boost from expectations of a major fiscal spending/infrastructure boost in a Trump administration, while concerns over Trump’s policies on global trade have largely been set aside for now. Continue reading ““Trump Effect” Boosts US chemicals as trade concerns put on back burner” »

Political Shifts Threaten Free Trade Development

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The global economy has been impacted significantly in recent months by political mood shifts in major economies.  Brexit, the upcoming US election and the dampening public sentiment in EU member countries all paint an uncertain future for free-trade relationships.  Continue reading “Political Shifts Threaten Free Trade Development” »

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