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November 11, 2011This Week on CW: Celanese CEO David Weidman has announced plans to retire in April of next year. Weidman will be replaced by Mark Rohr, executive chairman and former CEO of Albemarle...
October 31, 2011Topping the headlines last week, third-quarter at U.S. basic and diversified firms earnings were generally solid despite slowing growth. The story was similar elsewhere. In Europe...
October 28, 2011This Week on CW: Third-quarter earnings at chemical firms were mostly strong despite the weak economy. U.S. basic and diversified firms generally experienced rising sales and profits...
October 28, 2011Earnings season dominated news in specialty chemicals this week. Higher prices helped drive up third-quarter earnings in paints and coatings, despite some end market weakness and...
October 25, 2011Topping the headlines last week, earnings season is getting into full swing, and reports have been mixed thus far. AkzoNobel’s net income fell 32%, while PPG’s income rose...
October 21, 2011This Week on CW: As earnings season gathered steam reports were, once again, mixed. AkzoNobel reported net income down 32% year-on-year, to 217 million ($301 million), as the...
October 18, 2011Topping the headlines last week, DuPont has put Teijin Films, its polyester-film joint venture, and a power-based coatings unit, up for sale, according to a report in Bloomberg. The...
October 14, 2011This Week on CW: The French National Assembly has voted to ban bisephenol A (BPA) in food packaging by 2014. The French Senate has not taken up the bill, which would make France...
October 11, 2011Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical affirmed that it is on track to meet its’ previously announced financial goals, including $10 billion in Ebitda in the near-term, at...
October 7, 2011Senior chemical industry executives acknowledge that growth has decelerated since mid-year. “It is true that growth has come down a little bit, but the first half was very...