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September 11, 2009
Spring may be arriving about six months late for the global economy and chemical makers this year. Late summer economic news has been mostly favorable, and indicators point to...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-Sept-14-Fall-Preview_21348.html
September 4, 2009
Chemical Week’s annual executive compensation survey shows that the downturn is also taking on executive pay. Median total compensation for the 47 industry CEOs in the survey was...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-Sept-7-Downturn-Dings-Executive-Pay_21243.html
August 21, 2009
Canadian chemical makers are optimistic about long-term opportunities as they look to additional gas supply from the north, which would pass through Alberta, and to the oil sand...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/Canada-CW-Insider-August-24_20984.html
August 7, 2009
Dow Chemical has had a busy few months. The company started work on the integration of Rohm and Haas (R&H) in concert with a massive restructuring in response to the economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-Aug-10-Stabilizing-Dow_20704.html
July 31, 2009
Second-quarter reports have generally held to form. Demand and revenue appear to have the bottom in the second quarter although at levels well below year-ago levels. China is growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-Aug-3-Earnings-Season_20545.html
July 24, 2009
In one measure of just how badly the situation, and expectations, for industry have deteriorated since last fall, DuPont was able to tout a nearly 50% year-over-year drop in earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-July-27-Solid-Ground_20407.html
July 17, 2009
Walmart this week announced plans to establish a single source of data for evaluating the sustainability of its products, an effort that by extension could capture or impact nearly...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-July-20-Watching-Walmart_20240.html
July 10, 2009
The change in control of Congress and Administration in Washington, as well as public concerns about global warming, terrorism, and chemicals management, have created the most...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-July-13_20131.html
June 26, 2009
Chemical makers have moved beyond the shock of the sharp demand declines that have cut profits and sales since late 2008. Conditions are no longer getting worse in most regions, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/Insider-June-29_19853.html
June 19, 2009
The mood was subdued at Chemical Week’s SFO Conference conference, which took place Tuesday in New York. Demand and economic outlooks were cautious, dulled by concerns of housing...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-June-22_19673.html
June 12, 2009
The ongoing impact of the global economic slowdown and a more aggressive policy agenda topped discussions at ACC’s annual meeting, held last week at Colorado Springs, CO...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-June-15_19549.html
June 5, 2009
Another front in the battle over bisphenol A (BPA) opened last week asRepresentatives Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Bart Stupak (D., MI) sent a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-June-8_19395.html
May 29, 2009
Key indicators show that the chill of global recession may be starting to thaw for chemical makers. Demand recovery, which began late in the first quarter, appears to be holding. U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-June-1-2009_19290.html
May 26, 2009
A group of senior chemical industry executives met at the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) in Geneva earlier this month and demonstrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-May-25_19166.html
May 15, 2009
Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris defended the company’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas at Dow’s annual meeting last week, noting that allowing a competitor to...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-May-18_18968.html
May 8, 2009
Has the reset started? First-quarter earnings reports were generally poor but demand stabilized or improved late in the quarter. Inventory destocking is showing signs of abating and...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-May-11_18857.html
May 1, 2009
First-quarter earnings reports show that industry conditions are no longer getting worse as chemical demand may have hit a trough. Producers remain cautious, however, and expect global...
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-May-4_18661.html
April 24, 2009
Chemical markets may have found a bottom in the first quarter as producers report that volumes picked up in March (but that’s only when compared to dreadful January and February levels). Demand remains well below historical patterns. Chemical makers are clearly bracing for an “L”-shaped downturn, where activity remains at subdued levels for an extended period. Producers remain cautious, and many have announced plans to increase cost-cutting efforts in earnings reports last week....
http://www.chemweek.com/from_the_desk_of/CW-Insider-April-27-2009_18517.html
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