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January 10, 2014
Global economic and chemical output growth are still short of robust but should continue to improve in 2014. Growth for chemicals globally will rise to 3.8% in 2014, up from 2.4% in 2013, according to ACC estimates....
December 19, 2013
0ur cover story this week features PPG Industries, which is set to soon pass a key milestone in its portfolio transformation as coatings revenues exceed 90% of sales (p. 17)....
December 12, 2013
While US chemical makers are now back in the game thanks to the cost advantage enabled by low-cost shale feedstocks, liftoff may still take a while (p. 9)....
December 5, 2013
Our annual ranking of engineering and construction (E&C) firms is a groundbreaking survey tracking the 2012 fortunes of the E&C sector (p. 17). CW’s analysis confirms...
November 21, 2013
The confirmation of interest in US crackers by Hanwha Chemical (p. 4) and Odebrecht (p. 7) this month brings the number of announced crackers in the United States to nine....
November 8, 2013
Mideast producers have enjoyed a massive cost advantage in petrochemicals since the region started to build out capacity in the early 1980s....
October 25, 2013
Chemical makers continue eke out earnings gains despite sluggish demand (p. 7). Improvement continues to rely heavily on self-help measures to improve costs and efficiencies in the...
October 10, 2013
This week's cover story, by Deepti Ramesh, assesses current conditions in pharmaceutical ingredients market as the sector prepares for CPhI at Frankfurt on 22–24 October....
October 4, 2013
The public statements were nice and friendly, but what Air Products and Pershing Square, the former’s largest shareholder, with a 9.8% stake, actually have agreed to is a one-year truce (p. 7)....
September 19, 2013
The success of Huntsman’s deal to acquire Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) business, including eventual plans to spin off the consolidated operations through an initial public offering, hinges on a brightening outlook and strong public appetite for the whitening pigment (p. 7)....
August 23, 2013
With a solid first half completed and a number of large chemical assets put up for sale in recent weeks, bankers say the remainder of 2013 should be busy for M&A activity (p. 68)....
August 8, 2013
Pershing Square Capital Management (New York), the $10-billion hedge fund run by activist investor Bill Ackman, has targeted Air Products....
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