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January 9, 2012
The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the eurozone debt crisis will slow Russia’s GDP growth, to 3.5% in 2012 compared with an earlier prediction of 4.1%. The European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Russia-Feedstock-Fires-Petchem-Growth_40261.html
January 9, 2012
Cefic recently revised its 2012 forecast for growth in Europe’s chemicals output to 1.5%, from 2.5%. Cefic also downgraded its projection for 2011 growth in European chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Europe-Output-Decelerates_40260.html
January 9, 2012
Chemical industry output growth in Germany is expected to slow to 1% in 2012 from 4% in 2011, says industry association VCI (Frankfurt). Growth in sales by Germany’s chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Germany-Avoiding-Recession_40259.html
January 9, 2012
Canadian chemical makers expect modest growth in 2012 due to global economic weakness, feedstock constraints, the strength of the Canadian dollar, and rising electricity and labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Canada-Economy-Slows-Feedstocks-Tight_40258.html
January 9, 2012
Industry executives are closely monitoring Latin America in early 2012 for indications of how well the region withstands external pressures, including problems in the eurozone...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America-Withstanding-External-Pressures_40257.html
January 9, 2012
The Chinese economy will grow 7.8% in 2012, compared with 9.2% in 2011, says Alistair Thornton, China analyst/global economics group at IHS Global Insight (Beijing). The Chinese...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/China-Headed-for-a-Soft-Landing_40256.html
January 9, 2012
A slowdown in the global economy in late 2011 and a likely recession in Europe have put industry on less stable ground compared with twelve months ago. Chemical makers, however, should...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Forecast-Will-Growth-Endure_40255.html
December 21, 2011
Funds operated by The Capital Group (Los Angeles) are the top investors in chemical stocks, in CW’s first ranking of the top institutional investors in the chemical industry. CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Institutional-Investors-Gauging-Interest-in-Chemical-Stocks_39780.html
December 19, 2011
Petchem Players Eye Benefits of Feedstock Revolution Midstream petroleum companies are poised to benefit from a building boom in the U.S. petrochemical industry, following a flurry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Shale-Gas-Generates-Investment-Boom_39760.html
December 15, 2011
The Saudi Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (Riyadh) is seeking to further maximize the value of the country’s resources through diversification, said Prince Faisal Bin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/GPCA-Value-Addition-is-Key-in-Driving-Economic-Diversification-in-Saudi-Arabia_39752.html
December 13, 2011
Songwon Industrial Group announced today at the annual GPCA forum in Dubai that it has acquired Additives Technology Greiz (ATG; Greiz, Germany), one of Europe’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Songwon-Acquires-Additives-Technology-Greiz-Forms-Global-OPS-JV_39717.html
December 9, 2011
LyondellBasell announced several U.S. investments to capitalize on swelling supplies and falling prices for natural gas-based feedstocks in North America at its annual investor meeting held last week in New York. The company also announced plans for a propylene oxide (PO)/tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in China, and expansion of butadiene capacity in Germany. LyondellBasell will spend nearly $1 billion on capital investments over the next few years....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/LyondellBasell-Plans-U-S-Ethylene-Expansion-and-Asia-PO-Unit_39655.html
December 9, 2011
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers around the world continue to be squeezed by rising costs, and pressure from customers in the pharmaceutical industry seeking lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Cost-Pressure-Continues_38293.html
December 9, 2011
Contractors to Profit from Shale Development; Mideast Stays in Front The first CW ranking of engineering and construction (E&C) firms serving the hydrocarbon-processing industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/The-E-and-C-Champions-League_39639.html
December 9, 2011
Babe: Recognizing industry’s efforts. Phillips: Higher safety profile. Bland: Prioritizing process safety. Bond: Raising the performance bar. ACC executives have been working on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Responsible-Care-Higher-Profile-for-Product-and-Process-Safety_39659.html
December 9, 2011
Jordan: Helping firms communicate sustainability. Socma’s ChemStewards program, which it rolled out in 2002 after determining Responsible Care did not meet the needs of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Socmas-ChemStewards-Defines-Sustainability_39660.html
November 28, 2011
Al-mana: Mideast markets are developing. Thoelke: Feedstock advantage prevails. Mideast producers continue to benefit from the region’s abundant and cheap feedstocks, and retain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Producers-Reap-Benefits-of-Low-Cost-Production_39314.html
November 26, 2011
Bayat: Adding value to huge oil and gas resources. Iran’s target is to become the Mideast’s leading petrochemical industry by 2025, overtaking current leader Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Irans-Vision-Is-to-Be-Mideast-Leader-But-Sanctions-Hinder-Development_39312.html
November 26, 2011
Sadara Signing: Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid Al-Falih (l) and Dow CEO Andrew Liveris sign shareholders agreement. Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical say their $20-billion joint venture at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Sadara-Highlights-Chemicals-Diversification-in-Mideast-Sadara-Key-Milestones_39313.html
November 26, 2011
Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Borouge. Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. (Borouge) has transformed itself into a major power in the worldwide polyolefins industry. The company, a 60-40 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Borouge-A-Growth-Driver-for-Mideast-Petrochemicals_39346.html
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