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July 30, 2010This Week on CW: The trend of strong second-quarter earnings continued this week. BASF's earnings rose 30% on demand increases, as DuPont's income shot up 92%. Ineos's EBITDA rose...
July 23, 2010This Week on CW: Despite mounting economic fears, chemicals sector earnings were strong in the last quarter, with PPG and Cytec easily beating analyst estimates. Companies remain...
July 16, 2010This week on CW: Photo courtesy eyesplash Mikul's flickr photostream, via creative commons license. A gold medal for the chemical business? Dow is going to sponsor the Olympics through...
July 9, 2010This Week on CW: BP's woes, including possible break-up of the company, continue to mount in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.K. and U.S. are scheduled to discuss the...
July 2, 2010This Week on CW: Dow and Mitsui have announced the formation of a chlor-alkali joint venture. The Texas-based j.v. will produce 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and 800,000 m.t./year...
June 25, 2010This Week on CW: BASF, the world's largest chemical company, has agreed to buy Cognis from its private equity owners for 3.1 billion euros. Cognis has leading positions the personal...
June 21, 2010In an op-ed on reviving manufacturing for USA Today, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris expressed support for R&D tax credits, among other things, pointing out that the U.S.'s R&D credits...
June 11, 2010ACC's annual meeting took place this week in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In a time of growing public mistrust of large institutions and corporations of all stripes, the chemical...
June 4, 2010BASF, the world's largest chemical maker, named CFO Kurt Bock its next chairman this week. Bock will take up the post in May 2011, at the company's next shareholders meeting. Late last...
May 13, 2010Just when you thought U.S. cap-and-trade was dead…and dead again…Senators Kerry and Lieberman have introduced the long-awaited American Power Act, which would establish a...