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January 28, 2016
Our cover story this week focuses on the fine chemical sector as it prepares for Informex in New Orleans from 2–4 February....
January 28, 2016
The US chemical industry is expected to feel the impact of slower global growth, low commodity prices, and the strong dollar, according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service...
January 14, 2016
Fourth-quarter earnings season is starting up in an uncertain environment. Stock markets globally have opened the year on a jittery note, perhaps reflecting concerns about mixed growth...
January 7, 2016
Our cover story this week assesses industry and economic prospects in 2016 (p. 16). Forecasts say global economic and chemical demand growth will continue to grow modestly as markets labor to break the slow-growth trend of recent years....
December 17, 2015
The obituary of the integrated and diversified chemical model was a bit premature—at least when viewed from Dow Chemical’s headquarters in Midland, MI....
December 10, 2015
Maybe the exit of the fully integrated and diversified chemical majors in the United States ends with a big bang and not a whimper. Dow Chemical and DuPont were believed to be in the final stages of negotiations over a $120-billion combination at CW press time on 10 December. A Dow-DuPont merger is expected to be followed by a three-way split, likely broken down to ag, basic chemicals and polymers, and advanced materials....
December 3, 2015
The 2010s are shaping up as a slow-growth era. It’s not a lost decade by any means, but weaker growth is forcing producers to adapt to maintain margins....
November 20, 2015
Air Liquide’s $13.4-billion, or $143/share, acquisition of Airgas is easily among the largest chemicals M&A deals since the recession. The multiple Air Liquide paid, 13.5...
November 5, 2015
One of our co-features this week profiles chemical distribution, including how consolidation continues to transform the sector....
October 29, 2015
Third-quarter earnings appear to be in line with expectations despite lower revenue, prices, and weak-to-flat volumes....
October 22, 2015
It’s not a quite a victory lap, at least not yet, but Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris put company management’s vision for the next two to three years into focus last week. Dow has set the broad outlines of its strategy, including portfolio changes that could lead to an exit from agricultural sciences and full ownership of Dow Corning (p. 7)....
October 9, 2015
Did DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman win the battle against activist Trian Partners but lose the war?...
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