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September 16, 2010
The chemical industry continues to look to China to drive growth. Attendees at last week’s China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC) in Shanghai, co-organized...
September 9, 2010
Chemical makers worldwide are looking to China to help raise their revenues and drive recovery from recession. China continues to pursue policies to increase domestic demand, sustain...
August 19, 2010
Demand for fertilizers, and the assets that make them, continue to surge in 2010. BHP Billiton (Melbourne, Australia), the world’s biggest mining company, has launched a...
August 6, 2010
What a difference a year continues to make. Chemical makers globally are reporting strong second-quarter earnings and volume gains (p. 6, 7). Dow Chemical sharply reversed year-ago...
July 22, 2010
The second-half 2010 outlook is coming into sharper focus and things don’t look as dire as recent stock market turmoil would indicate. Growth is moderating, but second-quarter...
July 8, 2010
CW’ s cover story takes a look at Responsible Care, now 22 years old, and its continuing evolution (p.23). ACC and ICCA are taking steps to foster broader adoption of the...
June 24, 2010
Recovery has the chemical sector quickly shedding inhibitions about M&A. BASF has sealed a deal to acquire Cognis for €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion). And Akzo Nobel reached an...
June 10, 2010
It wasn’t just the altitude that was elevated at ACC’s annual meeting at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, CO. High spirits are not surprising given that most...
June 3, 2010
Monsanto’s decision to reset commercial strategy for Roundup puts one of industry’s finest cash cows out to pasture ( p. 8). “The reality that Chinese glyphosate...
May 20, 2010
Chemical distributors have weathered the financial storm and emerged intact, as this week’s cover story shows ( p. 21). Early 2010 performance has improved, and distributors...
May 13, 2010
Recovery is also brightening deal prospects in the chemical sector. About $4.5 billion in deals were completed in first-quarter 2010, up from just $300 million at the trough of the...
April 29, 2010
“Spring is more enjoyable when it follows a long, hard winter,” BASF CEO Juergen Hambrecht told investors last week. And so it goes for chemical makers with a revival in...
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