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February 4, 2008
Chemical industry CEOs are less confident about business prospects over the next 12 months than executives in other sectors, but they are generally more upbeat about the potential for...
January 22, 2008
Efforts by U.S. chemical makers to increase exposure to China and other emerging markets appear to be helping them cope with weakness at home. PPG Industries reported a 30%...
December 18, 2007
The 2008 U.S. presidential election is likely to bring legislative and regulatory activity to a crawl as both parties turn attention to presidential campaigns. “Not much is...
December 18, 2007
Discussions at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) second annual forum, held December 11-13 in Dubai, illustrate that it is no longer accurate to tag the...
November 21, 2007
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of private equity firm Bain Capital, has an impressive roster of supporters from industry for the 2008 presidental election....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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....
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.


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...
August 30, 2007

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


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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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