Consultant studies future cash costs for Asian petchem producers

Many issues account for widely varying capital and manufacturing costs among Asian petrochemical producers.Issues that impact a country's cost competitiveness include government policy, exchange rates, interest rates, tariffs, capital costs, variable costs, and fixed costs.Chem Systems recently completed a study of manufacturing costs of world scale petrochemical plants to examine Asia's cost competitiveness today and in 2005.Asia's rebound from its 1998 financial crisis, fueled by increasing exports among strong economies in the rest of the world, occurred more quickly than anticipated.While Asian currencies remained weak during 2000, interest rates declined and consumer dema...

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