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March 24, 2015
Chemicals production in the United States grew by 4.2% on a year-on-year (YOY) basis in February, the largest gain since 2010, according to ACC’s US chemical production regional...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/ACC-US-chemical-production-posts-4-2-percent-YOY-gain_68867.html
March 12, 2015
Activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) today released a letter to DuPont management commenting on fund founder and CEO Nelson Peltz’s experience on corporate...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Trian-releases-new-letter-seeks-Chemours-board-seats_68472.html
March 11, 2015
Chemical tanker shipping faces another tough year of falling freight rates in 2015 but the industry is expected to recover next year, according to consulting firm Drewry (London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Chemical-tanker-shipping-industry-faces-a-challenging-year_68458.html
March 5, 2015
The strengthening US dollar will be a mild negative for the credit for major US chemical companies, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service (New York), a ratings...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Moodys-strong-dollar-mildly-negative-for-US-chemical-companies_68346.html
February 18, 2015
US specialty chemical market volumes fell 0.5% on a sequential basis in January, following gains of 0.3% and 0.6%, respectively, in November and December, according to ACC. The drop...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/ACC-Specialties-market-volumes-decline-in-January_67881.html
December 8, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) announced today that it is rebranding itself Hexion, the company’s old name, effective 15 January 2015. The company was renamed Momentive...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Momentive-Specialty-Chemicals-to-change-name-back-to-Hexion_65749.html
May 13, 2014
Accenture, a management consulting firm, and Sadara, a joint venture being developed by Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, have signed a multi-year agreement under which Accenture will...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Accenture-to-provide-business-and-IT-support-services-to-Sadara_61052.html
April 11, 2014
Shareholder advisory firm ISS (New York) issued a report yesterday recommending a vote against a hedge fund’s dissident director slate at Sensient Technologies. FrontFour Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Shareholder-advisory-firm-weighs-in-against-Sensient-dissidents_60255.html
March 11, 2014
Shareholder activism in the chemical industry should continue, as the economic climate improves and companies generate large amounts of cash, according to a new report by credit rating...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Moodys-shareholder-activism-to-continue_59483.html
February 28, 2014
BASF Services Holding, an indirect, wholly owned group company of BASF, says it is to sell its subsidiary BASF Services Consult (Hamburg) to Tech Mahindra (Düsseldorf), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/BASF-to-sell-its-third-party-consulting-business_59219.html
November 26, 2013
ACC reported today that the group’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose 0.1% in November on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. The CAB is up 2.8% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/ACCs-CAB-rises-in-November_56958.html
November 21, 2013
The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC; Didcot, UK), part of the Ricardo Group (Shoreham-by-Sea, UK); and China's National Registration Centre for Chemicals (NRCC) have entered a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/UK-emergency-response-body-partners-with-Chinese-chemical-registration-center-to-assist-with-regulatory-compliance-in-China_56851.html
September 12, 2013
Moody’s Investors Service (New York), the credit ratings service, has upgraded its credit outlook for chemical companies in North America and Europe due to what it calls...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Moodys-upgrades-chemicals-outlook-on-stabilization-in-Europe_55140.html
September 9, 2013
Ferro has raised its 2015 earnings target to $1/share or higher, up from 90 cts to $1/share previously, as the company has entered into an agreement with a consulting firm to review...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Ferro-raises-2015-earnings-targets_55043.html
August 9, 2013
Low interest rates and easy access to credit markets have driven chemical-company debt up to record levels, according to a new report by rating service Standard & Poor’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/S-and-P-Chemicals-debt-at-record-levels-but-maturities-manageable_54414.html
August 1, 2013
Private equity firm Advent International says that Angelo Brisimitzakis—former president and CEO of Compass Materials—has joined its operating partner program as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Advent-International-names-former-Compass-Minerals-CEO-consultant_54157.html
June 26, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management company; and Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Borouge-Neste-Jacobs-sign-engineering-and-project-management-contract_53136.html
June 25, 2013
TÜV SÜD (Munich), a testing and certification consultancy, has acquired a majority of Swissi Process Safety (SWS; Basel), a company providing laboratory and consulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/TUV-SUD-acquires-majority-of-Swiss-lab-and-consulting-firm_53101.html
May 9, 2013
Ferro has reached an agreement with FrontFour Capital and Quinpario Partners over nominees to Ferro’s board by support for election two out of three of the shareholder...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Ferro-shareholder-group-reach-agreement-on-board-nominees_51872.html
May 6, 2013
Glass Lewis (San Francisco), a corporate governance research and proxy advisory firm, has endorsed Ferro’s three board nominees—Richard Brown, Gregory Hyland, and Ronald...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/consulting/Proxy-advisory-firm-endorses-Ferro-director-slate_51779.html
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