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South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief

By Ju-min Park and Se Young LeeSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact...

South Korea investigators mull arrest warrant for Samsung leader – Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean special prosecutor's office is considering whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee amid...

UPDATE 1-Saudi keeps Feb oil exports steady to most buyers in...

A fisherman pulls in his net as an oil tanker is seen at the port in the northwestern city of Duba April 20, 2013....

Asian benzene hits more than 2-year high on prompt China demand,...

The FOB Korea benzene marker surged $102/mt, or 12.4% week on week, to be assessed at a 25-month high of $926/mt Tuesday, amid firm...

First Asian isomer-MX arbitrage cargo of 2017 makes its way to...

A 5,000 mt parcel of isomer-grade mixed xylenes that loaded from Taiwan's Kaohsiung port on Tuesday is the first arbitrage cargo from Asia to...

Asian propylene hits 17-month high on tight supplies

The FOB Korea propylene benchmark jumped $19/mt from last Friday to $870/mt Tuesday, the highest level since July 8, 2015, when the price was...

Asia benzene-naphtha spread hits 2-year high on firm benzene demand

The Asian benzene-naphtha spread widened to hit a two-year high on Wednesday when it was assessed at $387.50/mt, wider by $37.375/mt day on day,...

Asian benzene hits 17-month high on rising Chinese demand, supply tightness

Asian benzene jumped $19/mt from last Friday to be assessed at $806/mt Monday, the highest in more than 17 months, fueled by rising Chinese...

ExxonMobil nominates Dec paraxylene ACP at $860/mt CFR, up $65 from...

ExxonMobil has nominated its December paraxylene Asia Contract Price at $860/mt CFR, up $65/mt from the November settlement of $795/mt CFR, sources close to...

Sinopec hikes E China butadiene offers by 4% Monday to Yuan...

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, on Monday raised its ex-works butadiene offers in eastern China to Yuan 12,300/mt, or $1,494/mt on an...

NWE benzene spot price hits 17-week low on oversupply, bearish crude

The European spot price of benzene hit a 17-week low on Monday, S&P Global Platts data shows on oversupply in the region and the...

Styrene spot surges to 15-week high, benzene bearish amid BASF explosion

he European styrene spot price surged to its highest level in 15 weeks on Wednesday, while benzene prices declined in reaction to the BASF...

Butadiene price spike in Asia opens arbitrage from Europe, US

The arbitrage for butadiene from Europe and the US to Asia has opened up after tight supply in the region boosted prices to more...

India initiates anti-dumping probe on synthetic rubber imports from 5 countries

Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) - under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry – has started anti-dumping duty...