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January 8, 2010
Chemical industry representatives in Washington are busy after lawmakers last year pushed legislative action on every top industry priority—climate and energy, the Toxics...
January 8, 2010
Canadian chemical producers expect sales values to post a modest increase of 2% in 2010, with overall sales volumes remaining unchanged from very low levels in 2009, according to...
January 8, 2010
The economic downturn has not halted plans for several major projects, and Braskem (São Paulo) has a hand in nearly all of them. Braskem at CW press time was said to be close to...
January 8, 2010
Economic recovery is spreading across Europe following the dramatic slump in activity in late 2008 and early 2009. Growth is expected to continue into 2010 but is likely to remain...
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...
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...
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%...
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...
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%...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
December 1, 2009
The chemical distribution sector has stabilized after a year of demand drops, but distributors still remain cautious...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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