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May 23, 2014
This Week in CW: DuPont CFO Nicholas Fanandakis said during an investor conference today that the company would consider a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction or outright sale of...
April 25, 2014
This Week in CW: Earnings season was in full swing this week as several major companies reported mixed results. Dow Chemical reported higher first-quarter profits, driven by gains in...
April 11, 2014
This Week in CW: Several companies reported first quarter earnings this week as the season begins. Givaudan (Geneva) recorded sales of 1.09 billion Swiss francs ($1.24 billion). The...
April 4, 2014
This Week in CW: Momentive Performance Materials (MPM; Albany, NY), the silicones and quartz subsidiary of Momentive, is considering a bankruptcy filing as part of ongoing negotiations...
March 28, 2014
This Week in CW: IHS Chemical’s 2014 World Petrochemical Conference kicked off this week—with the central theme being the shifting landscape of petrochemicals, both at home...
March 21, 2014
This Week in CW: Dow Chemical said at an investor meeting in Saudi Arabia on 19 March that it has increased its asset sale target by $1.5–2.0 billion, lifting expected proceeds...
March 14, 2014
This Week in CW: FMC has announced plans to separate into two independent public companies: New FMC, which will comprised FMC's agricultural solutions and health and nutrition...
March 7, 2014
This Week in CW: Shin-Etsu (Tokyo) is studying plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant in the United States, executive chairman Chihiro Kanagawa tells CW. Ethylene capacity would...
February 28, 2014
This week in CW: Asahi Kasei says it will close permanently several petrochemical production plants in Japan and, with Mitsubishi Chemical, is also moving ahead with the previously...
February 21, 2014
This Week in CW: The tail-end of earnings season was this week. In the US, Ecolab reported net income up 24% year-on-year (YOY), to $287.1 million, or 93 cts/share, on sales up 17%, to...
February 14, 2014
This Week in CW: Earnings season is winding down as few companies reported this week. DIC (Tokyo) reports a 51.6% rise in net profits for its full fiscal year, ended 31 December 2013...
February 7, 2014
This Week in CW: Earnings continued to be reported this week by several companies internationally. Dow Corning reported net income of $110 million for its fiscal fourth quarter...
January 31, 2014
This Week in CW: Earnings season kicked into full swing this week as several companies reported mixed results. In North America, Dow Chemical posted fourth-quarter net income of $963...
January 24, 2014
This Week in CW: Hedge fund Third Point (New York), on 21 January, revealed a “significant” investment in Dow Chemical and promptly urged management to consider spinning...
January 17, 2014
This Week in CW: Several companies reported earnings this week. In the US, PPG reported fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations up 33% year-on-year (YOY), to $254 million...
January 10, 2014
This week in CW: DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin-off of the unit from...
January 3, 2014
This week in CW: Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas)...
December 20, 2013
This Week in CW: Several key changes were announced this week. On Friday, CF Industries named Anthony Will, current senior vice president of manufacturing and distribution, president...
December 13, 2013
This Week in CW: US chemical makers are firmly “back in the game” thanks to the cost advantage enabled by low-cost shale feedstocks, according to ACC’s year-end...
December 6, 2013
This Week in CW: Dow Chemical announced this week that it is carving out a chunk of its chlorine value chain representing $5 billion in annual revenue for disposal as part of the...
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