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Albemarle raises elemental bromine prices

Albemarle yesterday said it is raising prices for elemental bromine and bromine derivatives by 30%. The increases will be effective immediately or as soon as contracts permit. Clear brine fluids for oil drilling applications are not included in the price...

European benzene stronger ahead of CP talks

With European spot prices for benzene moving back up to $700 per mt CIF ARA, a triple digit increase in the April contract price looks feasible as the length which weighed on March discussions has been cleared by an ongoing open arbitrage to the US during...


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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

Prayon raises phosphate prices as the euro continues its downward slide

Prayon (Engis, Belgium), a leading producer of phosphate raw material and fertilizers, has announced a price increase of its phosphate products worldwide. The increase of around €100/m.t. of P2O5 in Europe will take effect on 1 April 2015, and covers the...

CW75

CW75 Stock Performance

The CW 75 index declined 0.7% for the week ended 21 April, lagging both the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%, and the MSCI World Index, which was flat....











 
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