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November 24, 2015
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), an index of industry activity and economic indicator, rose 0.1% sequentially on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in November...
August 19, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose 0.3% on a sequential basis in July, after a 0.2% increase in June and flat readings from March to May. Output of organic...
August 5, 2015
Sales at North American chemical distributors rose 5.2% year-on-year (YOY) during 2014, according to the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD; Arlington, VA) most...
July 21, 2015
ACC’s Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) for the United States, a barometer of industry activity, rose 0.5% sequentially in June, following a 0.1% decline in May and a...
July 14, 2015
Total global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales are expected to grow by 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) during 2015, to about $40.2 billion, according to figures released today by...
June 23, 2015
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, rose 0.7% sequentially in June, following a similar increase in May. April’s sequential...
June 3, 2015
Sales by distributors accounted for more than 12% of polymer consumption in Europe during 2014, equivalent to about 3.4 million m.t., according to a recent report by AMI Consulting...
June 2, 2015
Despite some macroeconomic issues, US chemicals volumes are expected to rise 3.2% year-on-year (YOY) for all of 2015, according to ACC’s mid-year economic outlook report. US...
May 15, 2015
DuPont this morning won its proxy battle with activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York), as all four of the company's director nominees were re-elected to its board, company...
April 30, 2015
Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis (San Francisco) has backed Trian founder and CEO Nelson Peltz in his bid for a seat on DuPont’s board of directors. Trian, which owns a...
April 29, 2015
Activist hedge fund Trian management today released a letter to DuPont shareholders praising a report put out by the Institute for Shareholder Services (ISS; Rockville, MD) on Monday...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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