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January 9, 2012
Petrochemical producers expect a stronger year as demand continues to recover and capacity additions in the Mideast slow. Global demand for ethylene is expected to increase 3.9% in...
January 9, 2012
The coming year “promises to be one of key importance” to industry in terms of European regulations, says Giles Chappell, attorney at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP...
January 9, 2012
ACC’s priorities in Washington this year include work on legislation for revising the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and improvements to the U.S. EPA’s Integrated Risk...
January 9, 2012
Economic growth in the Asia/Pacific region will be about 5% in 2012, similar to the growth rate in 2011, a recent report by analysts at IHS Global Insight (London) says. Risks loom...
January 9, 2012
India’s economic expansion is expected to slow in 2012, with a GDP growth forecast of 7%-8% for the fiscal years ending March 31, 2012 and 2013, compared with growth of 8.5% in...
January 9, 2012
Spending on earthquake recovery efforts following the March 11 East Japan Great Earthquake should boost Japan’s economy and chemical demand this year. Japan’s GDP is...
January 9, 2012
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states continue to invest heavily in chemicals, and some of the world’s largest new petrochemical projects are in this region. The local...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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