Taiwan hits trouble

Kovac, Matt
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 54, p14
Trade Publication
The article assesses the problems faced by polymer producers in Taiwan. The problems of the producers were caused by falling Chinese imports, certainty of additional petrochemical capacity in the Middle East, and local cracker investments. The smaller non-integrated producers will suffer the most since they are also affected by oil-price volatility. Vincent Liao, analyst at KGI Securities, said that the unstable price of crude oil is not helping plastic manufacturers in Taiwan.


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