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January 23, 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 9, 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 9, 2009
Dear Reader, The new year brings a new look for CW. Our refresh provides a more modern feel to the weekly print edition and a stronger link to our increasingly active online presence...
December 19, 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 12, 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 5, 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 21, 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 14, 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 7, 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...
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 17, 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...
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