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August 4, 2008Those looking to make the case against decoupling—the idea that world economies can shrug off a weak U.S.—just need to look a bit north of the U.S., to Canada. Canadian...
December 31, 1969As DuPont chairman and CEO Chad Holliday noted on the company’s investor call last week, U.S. housing and automotive markets will eventually recover and revert to the norm but there...
July 22, 2008Soaring energy and feedstock costs, depressed automotive and housing markets, weak U.S. demand, and cratering share prices could lead some to believe that the down cycle is here for...
July 14, 2008Dow Chemical’s quick strike to acquire Rohm and Haas (R&H) for $18.8 billion demonstrates that attractive assets can still draw strong prices even in turbulent times. The...
July 1, 2008Dow Chemical’s move last week to lift pricing by a further 25% in July, in addition to the 20% hike it announced in May, underscores the urgent and critical situation faced by...
June 23, 2008The apparent collapse of Hexion Specialty Chemicals’ $10.6-billion bid to acquire Huntsman signals the end of the “big-bang” chemical M&A environment, at least...
June 17, 2008It may not have had a formal spot on the agenda, but the ongoing surge in energy and feedstock costs and industry’s response was on the minds of many at ACC’s annual...
June 4, 2008Dow Chemical’s move last week to boost prices by as much as 20% on all 3,100 of its products garnered wide media coverage. Much of the focus was on what the potential impact will...
May 29, 2008There is no sign that inflationary pressures in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry will ease any time soon, as our cover story this week shows (p. 20). Equipment and...
May 7, 2008Chemical makers continue to post stronger than expected first-quarter earnings, despite weaker volumes and another surge in energy and raw material costs. A key factor behind the...