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May 18, 2012
This Week on CW:   At APIC 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, speakers and attendees discussed the positive outlook for Asia’s petrochemicals sector, calling it a bright spot in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-18_43621.html
May 11, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake has dropped its $1.3-billion unsolicited bid for Georgia Gulf after the rival vinyls maker refused to enter into negotiations.   Ineos is...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-11_43431.html
April 27, 2012
This Week on CW:   Diversified, commodity and industrial gases firms reported mixed earnings, but companies expect conditions to improve as the year progresses. Specialty firms...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-27_43099.html
April 17, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Cytec announced plans to acquire Umeco, a composites maker, for $439 million. The purchase price represents a 46.3% premium on Umeco’s closing...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-April-9-13_42738.html
April 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cytec has agreed to acquire Umeco, a maker of advanced composite materials, for $439 million. Cytec also expects first-quarter adjusted earnings to be 45%-50%...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Apr-13_42687.html
April 10, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is planning a major restructuring that will eliminate 2,000 jobs, mostly in Europe. Nevertheless, the company expects first-quarter earnings to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Apr-2-6_42607.html
March 30, 2012
This Week on CW:   At the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held this week in Houston, Gary Adams, chief advisor for IHS Chemical, told attendees that global basic chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Mar-30_42417.html
March 26, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, share buybacks and dividends are increasing as chemical companies continue to run up large cash balances. Over 60% of cash flow from operations was...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Mar-19-23_42313.html
March 23, 2012
This Week on CW:   Growth in the chemical industry in China is slowing, but still strong, and higher than in developed economies. Most analysts say the country can avoid a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Mar-23_42276.html
March 20, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Wacker Chemie reported higher volumes and sales for 2011, but lower Ebitda and net income. The company also expects a further Ebitda decline for this...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Mar-12-16_42128.html
March 16, 2012
This Week on CW:   Shell Chemical says it is evaluating a site in Pennsylvania for a new, world-scale ethane cracker that will mostly serve the U.S. northeast. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Mar-16_42093.html
March 2, 2012
This Week on CW:   Some late earnings trickled in this week, and the news was mixed, though leaning negative. DSM’s fourth-quarter profits fell 43% due to flagging economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-2_41783.html
February 28, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, BASF reported a small increase in fourth-quarter net income, as the company was hit by economic weakness in Europe. Net income totaled €1.13...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Feb-20-24_41659.html
February 24, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF’s fourth-quarter earnings were adversely impacted by economic weakness, but the company still showed profitability and forecasts growth for this...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-24_41588.html
February 13, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Indorama Ventures has agreed to acquire the chemical assets of Old World Industries for $795 million. The assets include the largest ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Feb-6-10_41329.html
February 10, 2012
This Week on CW: Indorama Ventures, a Thai chemicals concern, has announced plans to buy Old World Industries’ chemicals assets for $795 million. Old World operates the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-10_41292.html
February 6, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical swung to a $20 million fourth-quarter loss on a tax charge. Excluding the charge, earnings totaled $289 million, or 25 cts/share. Earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-30-Feb-3_41048.html
February 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Dow Chemical reported a $20 million loss on a tax-related one-time charge. Excluding the charge, Dow recorded earnings of $289 million, down from the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-3_41016.html
January 30, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Eastman Chemical will acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The $27.65/share deal values Solutia at a 42% premium...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-23-27_40925.html
January 27, 2012
This Week on CW: Eastman Chemical announced plans to acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The purchase price of $27.65/share, including cash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-27_40883.html
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