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January 8, 2010
The Russian government is steering the economy out of recession with a package of stimulus measures that should bear fruit in 2010. “After an initial sharp rebound from the deep...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Russia-Emerging-from-Recession_24005.html
January 8, 2010
The Mideast petchems sector remains in a phase of phenomenal growth. The Mideast is expected to add more than 4 million m.t./year of ethylene capacity this year, following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Capacity-Surge-Is-Coming_24006.html
January 8, 2010
Continuation of the Chinese government’s fiscal stimulus, and moderate recovery in the global economy will help generate GDP growth in China of 8.9% in 2010, compared with 8.2%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/China-Fiscal-Stimulus-Underpins-Economic-Strength_24007.html
January 8, 2010
Modest recovery is expected to continue in Japan, driven by export demand, particularly from China. Domestic demand remains weak, weighed down by rising unemployment and appreciation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Japan-Exports-Offset-Domestic-Weakness_24008.html
January 8, 2010
India’s economic growth slowed with the global economic crisis, but GDP is forecast to accelerate in 2010. The Indian economy is expected to grow 7% this year, compared with 6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/India-Growth-Reaccelerates-as-Slowdown-Comes-to-an-End_24009.html
January 8, 2010
Emerging Asian economies are performing better than anticipated thanks to swift policy responses to the economic downturn and an improved external environment, the Asian Development...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Asia-Economies-Rebound-Strongly-Across-Region_24010.html
December 18, 2009
As the first decade of the new millennium draws to a close, CW reviews the stories and trends that had the biggest impact on industry over the past 10 years. The rapid advance of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Decade-in-Review_23632.html
December 11, 2009
ACC says it will offer a three-year dues waiver to small and medium-sized chemical makers as part of an initiative to grow the ranks of member firms and the group’s influence...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/ACC-Targets-Smaller-Chemical-Makers-in-Effort-to-Boost-Advocacy-Efforts_23427.html
December 1, 2009
China, the European Union (EU), and India have each begun antidumping procedures this year against petrochemical exports from the Mideast. The cases provoked a strong reaction from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Antidumping-Cases-Target-Mideast-Petchem-Exports_23170.html
December 1, 2009
The shift of global petrochemicals production to the feedstock-rich Mideast is gathering pace, with local players and overseas partners engaged in a massive expansion program. The region is on course to displace a major share of existing production in Western Europe, North America, and Japan, analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mideast-Reinforcing-Leadership-in-Petrochemicals_23209.html
December 1, 2009
The chemical distribution sector has stabilized after a year of demand drops, but distributors still remain cautious...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Distribution-Charting-a-Path-to-Recovery_23185.html
November 16, 2009
Avoiding a Meltdown in Copenhagen A robust agreement at next month’s United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen—one that puts in place measures to cap greenhouse gas (GHG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Climate-Change_22785.html
November 13, 2009
The slowdown in the U.S. housing and automotive sectors is hurting many producers and raw material suppliers in the domestic paints and coatings industry. However, companies at both...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Paintmakers-Pin-Hopes-on-Stimulus_22786.html
November 2, 2009
CW teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a consulting and information technology firm, to survey executives from 15 of the world’s leading chemical firms, to understand how they...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Survey-How-Leading-Firms-Manage-Regulatory-Change_22438.html
November 2, 2009
Leading Producers Respond to Increased Regulatory Complexity The increasing complexity of regulation is driving many chemical companies, including AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Corporate-Responsibility_22437.html
October 30, 2009
The global economic downturn has clearly not spared Latin America, although the effect has been uneven. Some economies were hard hit, while others have shown remarkable resilience...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Latin-America_22458.html
October 30, 2009
Mexican regulatory authorities say they granted permits for the first experimental plantings of genetically modified (GM) corn in Mexico. In a joint statement, the secretaries of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Mexico-Grants-First-Permits-to-Plant-GM-Corn_22459.html
October 20, 2009
ExxonMobil Chemical (Houston) officials say they remain focused on capturing the benefits of the company’s scale, high level of integration with ExxonMobil refinery and upstream operations, and strong technology and market positions....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/ExxonMobil-Chemical-Integration-Discipline-Drive-Returns_22110.html
October 19, 2009
BASF again secured the top spot in CW’s Billion-Dollar Club, an annual ranking of companies by chemical sales, for the third straight year. The company reported 2008 chemical revenues up 2%, to $58.3 billion. ExxonMobil Chemical has taken second place from Dow Chemical. ExxonMobil’s chemical revenues, including intersegement sales, rose 7%, to $58 billion. Dow finished in third place with sales up 7%, to $57.4 billion. Dow acquired Rohm and Haas (R&H) earlier this year, so those figures are not included in this year’s rankings....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/The-Billion-Dollar-Club-Downturn-Puts-Squeeze-on-Profits_22167.html
October 16, 2009
Several companies have risen in the Billion-Dollar Club rankings this year because of M&A. Basell joined the top ten with its acquisition of Lyondell Chemical, and Akzo Nobel is in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/cover_story/Economic-Woes-Put-a-Damper-on-Deals_22168.html
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