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January 7, 2011
Global chemical shipments are expected to grow 5% as industry starts the expansion phase of recovery in 2011 (p. 18). “Globally, recovery in chemicals has shifted to expansion,”...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Beyond-Recovery_31976.html
December 16, 2010
The end of 2010 has brought a flurry of activity, as industry merger and acquisition (M&A) recovers from its worst slump in recent memory. Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.) last week...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-Ends-Its-Holiday_31672.html
December 10, 2010
The strong 2010 recovery lifted the mood and fortunes of attendees at the Fifth Annual GPCA Forum, held last week Dubai ( p. 15). “The Gulf industry will add 46% to current capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Beyond-Basics-in-the-Mideast_31500.html
November 30, 2010
Critical issues such as innovation and diversification in the Mideast, as well as the state of the global petrochemical sector, will be at the top of the agenda at the Fifth Annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Mideast-Matures_31265.html
November 19, 2010
Confidence has returned to the chemical distribution sector after strong sales growth this year, as our cover story shows (p. 19). U.S. distributors are sure to be more upbeat this...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Distribution-Expands_31084.html
November 12, 2010
Producers are expressing more confidence about recovery and the outlook as solid profit gains persist in the third quarter. And more producers are making a case that earnings and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Feeling-Special-Again_30911.html
October 29, 2010
Resin makers at K2010, the triennial plastics exhibition held in Düsseldorf, Germany, say they are more confident that recovery can be sustained now that a feared second-half...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Plastics-Makers-Upbeat-at-K_30580.html
October 15, 2010
Plastics makers are upbeat as industry descends on K2010, the world’s largest international plastics and rubber exhibition, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, October 27...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Performing-Plastics_30209.html
October 8, 2010
Chemical industry profits are up sharply in 2010, and companies are making the case that recovery can be sustained. AkzoNobel, DSM, Lubrizol and Rhodia each laid out ambitious mid-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Profit-Recovery_30061.html
September 24, 2010
The mood of attendees at the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Budapest October 2-6 is sure to be an improvement over the past two years. European petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/European-Rebound_29753.html
September 17, 2010
The chemical industry continues to look to China to drive growth. Attendees at last week’s China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC) in Shanghai, co-organized...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Chinas-Transition_29579.html
September 10, 2010
Chemical makers worldwide are looking to China to help raise their revenues and drive recovery from recession. China continues to pursue policies to increase domestic demand, sustain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/The-China-Challenge_29394.html
August 20, 2010
Demand for fertilizers, and the assets that make them, continue to surge in 2010. BHP Billiton (Melbourne, Australia), the world’s biggest mining company, has launched a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Fertile-M-and-A-Ground_28927.html
August 6, 2010
What a difference a year continues to make. Chemical makers globally are reporting strong second-quarter earnings and volume gains (p. 6, 7). Dow Chemical sharply reversed year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Regaining-Ground_28628.html
July 23, 2010
The second-half 2010 outlook is coming into sharper focus and things don’t look as dire as recent stock market turmoil would indicate. Growth is moderating, but second-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Second-Half-Focus_28275.html
July 9, 2010
CW’ s cover story takes a look at Responsible Care, now 22 years old, and its continuing evolution (p.23). ACC and ICCA are taking steps to foster broader adoption of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Responsible-Care_27953.html
June 25, 2010
Recovery has the chemical sector quickly shedding inhibitions about M&A. BASF has sealed a deal to acquire Cognis for €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion). And Akzo Nobel reached an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-Revival_27667.html
June 11, 2010
It wasn’t just the altitude that was elevated at ACC’s annual meeting at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, CO. High spirits are not surprising given that most...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Sustainable-Recovery_27370.html
June 4, 2010
Monsanto’s decision to reset commercial strategy for Roundup puts one of industry’s finest cash cows out to pasture ( p. 8). “The reality that Chinese glyphosate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Roundup-Reset_27194.html
May 21, 2010
Chemical distributors have weathered the financial storm and emerged intact, as this week’s cover story shows ( p. 21). Early 2010 performance has improved, and distributors...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Distribution_26925.html
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