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January 9, 2012Most polymer makers expect a modest improvement in the overall economy in 2012, perhaps as much as 2%, with polymer demand keeping pace and growing slightly above growth in the overall...
January 9, 2012The increase in shale gas production has dramatically transformed the outlook for North American energy supplies and for the petrochemical industry. Petrochemical makers in particular...
January 9, 2012Petrochemical 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, 2012The 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, 2012ACC’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, 2012Economic 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, 2012India’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, 2012Spending 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, 2012The 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, 2012The 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...