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March 2, 2009
The $2.3-billion bid by International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC; Abu Dhabi), an Abu Dhabi state-controlled investment fund, to acquire Nova Chemicals highlights just how quickly...
February 23, 2009
The brutal situation in the industry continues as Asian and European firms weigh in with results that are just as distressed as that of their U.S. counterparts. The downturn, which...
February 9, 2009
As expected, the fourth quarter was brutal. Double-digit volume declines hit all regions. More troubling, however, were first-quarter forecasts. January sales are tracking at or below late-2008 levels, several producers say....
January 26, 2009
The double hit on the chemical industry of unavailable or expensive credit and the slowdown in end-user markets makes a stronger case than ever for companies to use the best market...
January 16, 2009
 The severe fourth-quarter drops in chemical demand are likely to be matched by even sharper declines in reported earnings over the next few weeks. Consensus earnings estimates...
January 13, 2009
The economic meltdown claimed industry’s first major casualty last week. LyondellBasell’s Chapter 11 filing for its U.S. operations puts the world’s largest producer...
January 13, 2009
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December 22, 2008
Late December should mark the season when activity slows, but the dramatic turn in the economy and industry’s fortunes promises to keep all on guard well into the new year...
December 15, 2008
Bad news continues as chemical makers aggressively reduce costs in response to sharply lower demand and sudden inventory depletion across all supply chains. Dow Chemical announced...
December 8, 2008
Discussions with producers at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) forum, held last week in Dubai, make clear that industry demand remains rotten with no bottom to...
November 23, 2008
The rate at which industry demand continues to disintegrate in late 2008 is startling. Alarms have been sounding since the financial crisis swelled in September, pushing anxious...
November 18, 2008
Dow Chemical strove last week to keep energy high on the U.S. agenda in the face of the recent free fall in oil and natural gas prices by issuing a blueprint for a comprehensive...
November 11, 2008
The victory of Barack Obama and Democratic gains in Congress herald a much changed and more challenging regulatory environment for chemical makers in 2009. Progress on energy policy...
November 4, 2008
The Billion-Dollar Club, CW’s exclusive ranking of chemical firms compiled by senior editor Kerri Walsh, provides a useful guide to shifts at the top of the industry’s...
October 24, 2008
Third-quarter results are almost an afterthought given the economic and market turmoil since late September. With attention focused on what lies ahead for industry, CW turns over this week’s Viewpoint to CEO comments on the industry’s outlook made to media and investors last week....
October 20, 2008
The bulk of third-quarter earnings for U.S. chemical makers will be reported this week, but industry attention will be focused more on what lies ahead rather than actual results...
October 3, 2008
Chemical makers have just closed out a challenging quarter with a very tough week. Shares in the CW75 index slipped 21% during the quarter and 9% for the week ended September 30...
September 15, 2008
Turmoil at Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Clariant, both based in Basel, Switzerland, underscore the pressures bearing down on certain sectors of the specialty chemical market. Clariant...
September 8, 2008
With the Beijing Olympics over attention now turns to whether China can sustain economic and industrial growth, one of the critical pillars of chemical industry strength in recent...
August 26, 2008
Chemical makers may welcome the recent retreat in energy prices but lower raw material costs are already creating downward pressure on chemical pricing. Crude oil hit $145/bbl in...
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