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April 25, 2013
The country’s spirits have been lifted since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who returned to office in December, launched aggressive fiscal and monetary stimulus to reverse nearly 20 years of deflation and flat economic growth....
April 11, 2013
Overall US chemical demand growth has been nothing if not consistent, and lackluster, for two years now....
March 28, 2013
The high spirits of North American petrochemical makers were evident at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and IHS petrochemical conferences over the past two weeks....
March 14, 2013
Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris offered a provocative thought upon receiving the Society of Chemical Industry American section’s Chemical Industry Medal last week in New York. “I must say, I hope I am one of the last to receive it,” Liveris said. “At least, under its current name.”...
March 7, 2013
Ferro’s stumble through the past few years appears likely to drive it into the hands of A. Schulman, a Cleveland-area rival. Schulman announced a hostile $6.50/share bid last week, valuing Ferro at $885 million (p. 6)....
February 28, 2013
Our cover story this week features prospects for refinery catalyst makers. Stronger demand for transportation fuels in emerging economies continues to boost supplier sentiment (p. 19). The global market for refining catalysts was $3.1 billion in 2011—roughly a quarter of the $12.5-billion process catalyst industry, according to IHS Chemical....
February 14, 2013
Our cover story focuses on the $60-billion market for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) as the sector readies for Informex in Anaheim, CA, this week. The sector is expected to...
January 24, 2013
A weak end to 2012 has companies dampening earnings expectations for 2013. Sharp cuts in estimates in late 2012 helped companies meet lowered fourth-quarter earnings expectations...
January 18, 2013
Fourth-quarter earnings reports over the next few weeks should provide more clarity about 2013. PPG Industries was the first major chemical maker to report results for the December...
January 10, 2013
Global chemical markets are forecast to improve as 2013 progresses (p. 19). Recessions in Europe and Japan, as well as slower growth in China, continue to weigh on demand. Chemical...
December 20, 2012
The engineering and construction (E&C) sector is in robust health, with sales to the hydrocarbon processing, chemicals, and related industries of 32 major E&C companies growing...
December 13, 2012
Year-end investor meetings and industry forecasts show industry preparing for another year of slow growth in 2013. Despite data that show a pickup in the United States and China...
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