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Methyl ethyl ketone spot prices skyrocket in Europe as market dries up
London (Platts)--22 Oct 2014 801 am EDT/1201 GMT

The spot price of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) was assessed at Eur2,500/mt FD NWE on Tuesday, reaching an all time high, Platts data shows.
Metals and petrochemicals lead the way for changes in automotive input costs
August 21, 2014 10:30:00 EST

After years of recession, the increasingly globalised automotive industry is expanding into fertile new markets. Tim Worledge, Emanuele Norsa and Miguel Cambeiroanalyse the challenges car makers face to build more efficient, lower emission emitting vehicles; the impact of lower steel prices and the development of speciality steels on car manufacturing; and how the narrowing price spread between natural rubber and butadiene prices has been a boon for tire makers.
Asian petrochemicals tumble to multi-year lows as crude plunges on demand woes
October 20, 2014 - Asian petrochemical prices have dropped sharply amid tumbling crude values due to concerns about global growth and demand, Platts data showed.
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