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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Aug. 12

2:55 PM MDT | August 12, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
A U.S. government panel has come out in favor of requiring the disclosure of fracking chemicals.
 
Taiwan's petrochemical industry trade group has called on the government to help expedite the renovation of Formosa Plastics' aging plants, which have been the scene of a recent series of fires.
 
M&A in the chemical industry is still looking up, in spite of recent market jitters.
 
Momentive Specialty Chemicals posted a 21% increase in profits during the second-quarter, while Momentive Performance Materials saw its' loss widen.
 
Around the Web:
 
An editorial in the Financial Times argues for further economic stimulus.
 
The bad economic news of the past few months may have a precedent in the recession of 1937-38, in The New York Times.
 
Bloomberg reports on the positive impact of cheap shale gas on the U.S. chemical industry.













 
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