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November 7, 2007
The ongoing credit crunch has put the brakes on large chemical M&A deals. Activity has slowed after a frenzied spring and early summer that saw $1-billion-plus deals frequently...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-in-the-Middle_8707.html
October 31, 2007
Chemical makers continue to struggle with high and volatile feedstock costs as third-quarter earnings reports demonstrate. Forecasts that energy and feedstock costs would moderate in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Facing-the-Feedstock-Challenge_8530.html
October 22, 2007
Third-quarter financial results due this week promise to show how well chemical makers are coping with the slowdown in U.S. manufacturing and with surging energy and feedstock costs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Offsetting-U-S-Weakness_8421.html
October 12, 2007
The International Council of Chemical Associations’ (ICCA; Brussels) has released its inaugural review of the global chemical industry, highlighting the expansion of Responsible...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Taking-Care-Globally_8323.html
October 2, 2007
Discussion around climate change heated up last week with separate meetings on the subject convened by the United Nations (U.N.) and Bush Administration. Chemical makers, meanwhile...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Warming-to-Climate-Policy-Changes_8081.html
September 25, 2007
CW’s Billion Dollar Club, compiled by senior associate editor Kerri Walsh, offers an annual glimpse of changes at the top of the global chemical sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Keeping-Score_7963.html
September 21, 2007
The Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) awarded the Perkin Medal, the highest honor in American industrial chemistry, to biochemist and Genentech co-founder Herbert Boyer at a reception in Philadelphia last week....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/The-DNA-of-Innovation_7764.html
September 10, 2007

The Web site overhaul establishes Chemical Week and Chemweek.com as even more vital, timely, and essential resources for chemical industry news and analysis.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Chemweek-com-Refreshed_7361.html
September 7, 2007
The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) legislation took effect June 1, with the industry still awaiting crucial guidance on how the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/An-Opportunity-to-Reach-Out_6496.html
August 30, 2007

Financing for three $10-billion-plus industry deals appears firm.

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http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Mega-Deals-on-Track-for-Now_7136.html
August 21, 2007
The global credit squeeze that has shaken debt and equity markets during the past few weeks may cool the feverish pace of industry M&A. Banks are left holding debt of about $400...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Credit-Crunch-May-Freeze-M-and-A_7056.html
August 9, 2007
One of the noteworthy elements of first-quarter results has been the ability of producers to maintain earnings strength despite poor U.S. markets. The primary cause of U.S. weakness is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Offsetting-U-S-Weakness_6283.html
August 9, 2007
The American Section of the Société de Chimie Industrielle awarded its Palladium Medal last week to Nova Chemicals president and CEO Jeff Lipton, a deserving honor for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/A-Call-to-Step-Up-Process-Safety_6400.html
August 7, 2007
Two deals last week demonstrate how private equity continues to reshape the industry’s landscape by assembling and building leading industry franchises. CVC Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Private-Equity-Takes-Stake_6888.html
August 7, 2007
M&A activity continued to sizzle last week as two billion-dollar-plus deals surfaced on July 4th: Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners (London) agreed to pay €800 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/M-and-A-Fireworks-Continue_6781.html
August 1, 2007
Chemical makers have notched some key victories in Washington over the past two years, most notably on the plant security and natural gas fronts. However, activity in Washington last...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Washington-Give-and-Take_6732.html
July 31, 2007
The state of the industry is strong, judging from the sentiment of senior industry executives gathered at ACC’s annual membership meeting at the Greenbrier resort in White...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Clear-Skies-at-Greenbrier_6584.html
July 30, 2007
Socma’s plans to form the International Center for Sustainable Chemistry could give chemical makers a meaningful role in determining what constitutes a “green”...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Defining-Green-Chemistry_5661.html
July 30, 2007
U.S. chemical makers closed out a strong 2006 by successfully navigating a difficult fourth-quarter operating environment. Weak U.S. volumes were offset by rebounds in Europe and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Stage-Set-for-Solid-2007_5553.html
July 27, 2007
Those rumors about a planned leveraged buyout of Dow Chemical may not have been exaggerated after all. Dow charged last week that Pedro Reinhard, a senior adviser, former CFO, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/viewpoint/Chemical-Fire-Burns-in-Midland_6082.html
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