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Crude oil , Northwest Europe , USA , Price , China , UK , Russia , Italy

Demand outlook for crude oil dims amid China worries
by Başak Ceylan
Crude oil prices logged their second consecutive weekly decline last week, dropping by around 9-10% on the week amid worrying signs over a resurgence of Covid-19 concerns. As oil energy demand outlook darkened over this news, the attention turned towards the supply front, where OPEC+ cuts and the approaching EU embargoes on Russian crude and oil product imports stay at the fore...

Malaysia , Philippines , Northeast Asia , India , SEA & India , Thailand , Styrene , Vietnam , Price , China , Indonesia , Singapore

Asian styrene prices rebound from almost two-year lows
by Jennifer Lee
Having hit their lowest since January 2021 in early November, Asian spot styrene prices moved higher in the following two weeks. Sentiment remained upbeat following the previous week’s news that China somewhat relaxed Covid-19 curbs. However, there are still concerns with the latest outbreaks in Guangzhou, and new daily infections topping 5,000, which have raised fears of more lockdowns...

Price , Turkey , PE , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE

Turkey’s PE market on brink of new drops for December
by Merve Madakbaşı
PE prices have reversed direction following a short-lived upturn in October given ebbing demand from derivative markets. What clouded the outlook has been globally thin demand with the year-end lull and competitive US cargos looming over the markets...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , China , PE , PP Homo , PP

Signs of optimism in China PP and PE markets, but caution remains
by Pınar Polat
In China, sentiment in the polyolefin markets has displayed a cautious improvement since late last week. Firmer Dalian futures prices and the boost oil got from the government’s decision to ease some of its Covid-19 restrictions for travelers have generated some positivity, leading to a stable to slightly firmer trend after a long term of downturn...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , Africa , Egypt , LDPE , Price , PE , PP Homo , PP

Egypt’s import PP, PE markets flat but domestic prices turn upwards in Nov
by Başak Ceylan
Following a turbulent October that was marked by a massive drop in local currency’s value, PP and PE offers from import suppliers were announced at more or less unchanged levels in November. However, local markets rose considerably over last month, reacting to new exchange rate regime and tightening supplies...

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