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January 16, 2015
The decline in crude has been swift, but producers say demand should shrug off the impact of lower crude....
January 9, 2015
Chemical demand is expected to strengthen in 2015, with growth anticipated to exceed 3.0% in both the United States and the overall global market....
December 19, 2014
A sharp drop in crude prices continues to bring some year-end anxiety in what has been a very strong year for US chemical makers....
December 12, 2014
Next year should finally mark when US chemical output shakes off a slow and volatile global economic environment and settles on a growth trajectory higher than US and global GDPs through the end of the decade (p. 7)....
December 5, 2014
Planning for the year ahead will be more difficult unless crude oil prices soon find a floor....
November 21, 2014
Our exclusive ranking of engineering and construction (E&C) companies by CW’s Natasha Alperowicz, now in its fourth year, tracks the sector’s 2013 fortunes (p. 21)....
November 14, 2014
Our cover story this week, by Natasha Alperowicz, profiles the Mideast as producers in the region rethink strategies and diversify amid a regional shortage of gas ( p. 19). After a massive 35-year buildup, Mideast producers are preparing for the next phase of development....
October 31, 2014
Producers continue to post solid earnings reports with no indications that crude-fueled destocking will create year-end surprises (p. 6)....
October 24, 2014
While a sharp drop in crude oil prices has increased near-term volatility, severe inventory destocking does not seem at hand....
October 10, 2014
CW’s Billion-Dollar Club, compiled by Lindsay Frost, underscores how industry’s landscape continues to change....
October 6, 2014
Weekly Drug Markets, forerunner to IHS Chemical Week, was born in September 1914 at the onset of World War I out of the need for prompt, reliable market intelligence as traditional drug and chemical supply lines and global commerce were disrupted...
September 26, 2014
Our cover features this week profile the European petrochemical sector as producers prepare for the European Petrochemical Association meeting at Vienna on 4–8 October....
August 29, 2014
China continues to drive demand growth in the worldwide chemical industry despite moderating GDP (p. 21). China’s chemical demand is still growing at a double-digit rate, pushing chemical companies inside and outside China to strive to capture that growth with more investments in the country....
August 15, 2014
Our cover story this week assesses conditions in Canada, finding that producers up north have outperformed cautious expectations so far in 2014....
August 1, 2014
Early indications from the new Air Products CEO, Seifi Ghasemi, are that he will attempt to turn the company around by improving basic blocking and tackling rather radically changing...
July 18, 2014
Albemarle’s $6.2-billion offer for Rockwood underscores the cost of building or maintaining a high-margin growth franchise in specialty chemicals (p. 7). Albemarle says the price represents an 11.3-times multiple of Rockwood’s pro forma 2014 enterprise value to Ebitda, adjusted to include expected cost savings of $100 million. J.P.Morgan estimates that, exclusive of synergies, Albemarle is paying a rich 15.5-times multiple of 2015 enterprise value-to-Ebitda for Rockwood....
July 7, 2014
Our cover story this week looks at ACC’s Responsible Care program, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this year ( p. 19). Recent updates have focused on product safety and process safety as industry extends its outreach across the supply chain to counteract questions and challenges that today come more frequently from retailers, brand owners, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) than from regulators....
June 27, 2014
Air Products welcomes chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi this week in a management change spurred by activist hedge fund Pershing Square, its largest shareholder (p. 7)....
June 18, 2014
H.C. Starck Group says that Ludger Heuberg, group CFO and executive board member, will leave the company at the beginning of July to "pursue new business opportunities." The...
June 13, 2014
Our cover story this week assesses engineering and construction (E&C) as the sector surges amid orders in oil and gas, petrochemicals, and fertilizers, particularly in North America (p. 23)....
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