Daily Chemical Reaction
Home Sweet Home – Construction & Home Product Markets Remain Tasty; US PP Contracts Gain Focus
- We discuss two key items today: 1) the positive momentum in US existing home sales which adds further support to our positive construction & home product thesis; & 2) the viability of US polypropylene contracts upticks to close the year.
- We discuss numerous corporate items (e.g. AkzoNobel, Linde, Orica, Shell & Sinochem updates; LyondellBasell, Formosa & Braskem price hike news; multiple industry capex and restructuring announcements, etc.).
- Other sector items worth note range from the recent spot market strength in China petrochemicals, to the rising price of Brent Crude relative to USGC Natural Gas, to the acceleration of GM electric vehicle ambitions.
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