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July 23, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 13 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Prices – flat --; up 1.7% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ended-July-20-2012_45116.html
July 20, 2012
This Week on CW: PPG is planning to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf, in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal involves $900 million in cash to be paid to PPG...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-20_45104.html
July 20, 2012
AkzoNobel is issuing €750 million in bonds due in 2022, the company says. The bonds will carry an interest rate of 2.625%. They were in high demand, with an order book exceeding...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/AkzoNobel-Issues-New-Debt-at-2-625-percent_45087.html
July 20, 2012
Cytec has closed its $439 million acquisition of Umeco (Leamington Spa, UK), a composites maker. The deal is expected to be "immediately accretive" to Cytec's earnings, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Cytec-Closes-Umeco-Acquisition_45083.html
July 19, 2012
Cytec reported second-quarter net income of $35.7 million, or 76 cts/share up 2% from the year-ago period. Earnings from continuing operations, which exclude the coatings resins...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Cytec-Net-Income-Rises-2-percent-Raises-Guidance_45039.html
July 19, 2012
M&A activity in the chemical industry “has been proceeding at a more measured pace this year” compared to last, according to Fitch Ratings (New York). However, average...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Fitch-Ratings-Chemicals-M-and-A-Slowing-Multiples-Up_44869.html
July 19, 2012
PPG’s second-quarter net income rose 6% year-on-year, to $362 million, or $2.62/share, on sales that were flat at $4 billion. Adjusted earnings, excluding $3 million in charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/PPG-Earnings-Rise-6-percent-Sales-Flat-on-Europe-Weakness_45000.html
July 18, 2012
NewMarket has launched a new share repurchase program that is worth up to $250 million, the company says. The program authorizes the company to buy back shares on the open market...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/NewMarket-Launches-Share-Buyback_44967.html
July 17, 2012
Analysts expect second-quarter earnings at chemical companies to be in line with expectations, albeit on the weaker side. “We expect Q2 earnings will be down 2% compared to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Analysts-Expect-Weaker-Second-Quarter-Earnings_44898.html
July 16, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 13 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner, but with a yellowish tint. Consumer Credit up...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ending-July-13-2012_44900.html
July 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   ACC’s mid-year industry outlook forecasts slow economic and chemicals output growth.   DuPont says the TiO2 market should be strong through the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-13_44892.html
July 11, 2012
Bostik, Total’s adhesives and sealants subsidiary, has acquired Usina Fortaleza (São Roque, Brazil), a Brazilian tiling adhesives maker. Usina Fortaleza’s products...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Total-Subsidiary-Acquires-Brazilian-Tile-Adhesives-Firm_44828.html
July 11, 2012
Brachem Acquisition SCA, the biggest shareholder in Brenntag, has sold all of its Brenntag shares and has exited the company. Brachem controlled Brenntag shares on behalf of...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Private-Equity-Shareholders-Exit-Brenntag_44757.html
July 10, 2012

ACC's 2012 mid-year outlook forecasts slower growth for U.S. chemical makers due to the recession in Europe weakening demand for US exports. However, consumer spending will see modest gains due to lower energy prices, helping to offset the high unemployment and low wage growth that are currently constraining incomes. U.S. GDP is expected to grow, expanding by 2.2% in 2012 and 2.4% in 2013. However there are multiple trade, tax, and other policy risks as the economy continues a slow recovery, ACC says.

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http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACC-Sees-Slow-Growth-in-Mid-Year-Outlook_44775.html
July 9, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Linde will acquire Lincare, a U.S. homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare, which grew out of Linde’s homecare...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-9_44779.html
July 9, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 13 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner, but one with a yellowish tint. Non-Farm...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ending-July-6-2012_44762.html
July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-6_44749.html
July 4, 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) says it is stepping up its support for energy-efficiency programs in Central and Eastern Europe with a $150-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/MOL-Receives-$150-Million-Loan-from-EBRD-to-Improve-Slovnafts-Energy-Efficiency_44643.html
June 25, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 12 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a yellow banner. Housing Starts down 4.8%; up 28.5% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ended-June-22-2012_44459.html
June 22, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cabot has agreed to buy Norit, a Dutch activated carbon maker, for $1.1 billion. Norit, which is owned by private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Euroland...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-22_44441.html
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