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February 13, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Indorama Ventures has agreed to acquire the chemical assets of Old World Industries for $795 million. The assets include the largest ethylene...
February 8, 2012
Standard & Poor’s (S&P; New York) has raised Rockwood Holdings’ corporate credit rating to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’ due to an improvement in the...
February 6, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical swung to a $20 million fourth-quarter loss on a tax charge. Excluding the charge, earnings totaled $289 million, or 25 cts/share. Earnings...
February 2, 2012
Moody’s Investors Service (New York) says that the global chemical industry will experience a “modestly better year in 2012,” largely due to lower raw materials...
January 30, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Eastman Chemical will acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The $27.65/share deal values Solutia at a 42% premium...
January 23, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, early fourth-quarter earnings showed steady growth despite some weakness in volumes. PPG’s net income rose 5%, to $216 million, on modest sales...
January 20, 2012
Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P; New York) says that North American chemical company credit ratings are on solid ground due to good pricing power, high...
January 9, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, early earnings mostly looked good. Monsanto’s net income rose 140% on growth in seed sales in Latin America. A. Schulman’s net income was...
December 28, 2011
Deutsche Bank (New York) expects the U.S. chemicals sector to post moderately positive volume growth, totaling 4.5% year-on-year, in 2012, according to a new report. Exports to...
December 23, 2011
This Week on CW:   H.B. Fuller has acquired Forbo Group’s industrial adhesives business for $394 million, in a deal that will enhance Fuller’s exposure to China and...
December 20, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Apollo Management announced plans to acquire Taminco from another private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners. Apollo beat out several other private...
December 12, 2011
“The global economy has reached a critical state,” ACC chief economist Kevin Swift said in the group’s year-end economic outlook for 2011. “A global soft-patch...
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