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Zeon hikes prices of hydrocarbon resins

Zeon (Tokyo) is increasing the price of its Quintone hydrocarbon resins by 5–7%, equivalent to $220/m.t., effective 15 October 2015. The price will rise to about $4,400/m.t., the company tells CW. Zeon says the increase is necessary to improve...

ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 26 September 2014

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up 0.1%; up 3.9% Y/Y GDP up 4.6% annual pace in 2nd quarter Existing Home Sales down 1.8%; down...


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Leading Indicators

Fed On Course

The leading indicator for the chemical industry has declined for two consecutive months, another sign that the economy may be heading for slower growth. However, there caution should be used when interpreting the latest calculation of the indicator. A...

Vital Statistics

Profits Slip

0perating earnings of U.S. corporations fell 0.3% in the first quarter of 2012—the first drop since the recovery in earnings that began in early 2009. Profits have more than doubled since then, and the earnings share of GDP has advanced from 6.9% to a...

Prices

BASF raising prices for vitamin B2

BASF says it is increasing prices for vitamin B2 products for human and animal nutrition by 20% across the globe. The increases will be in effect immediately with considerations for contractual obligations with...

CW75

CW75 Stock Performance

The CW75 index jumped 5.0% for the week ended 21 October, rising above the MSCI World Index, which increased 2.5%, and the S&P 500, which rose 3.0%....











 
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