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Japan: Sustaining Recovery in Chemicals

Sustaining Recovery in Chemicals

8:15 AM MDT | May 19, 2008 | Robert Westervelt in Tokyo

The rebound in Japan’s domestic economy and strong global chemical industry fundamentals continue to lift fortunes for Japanese chemical makers. Ongoing cost reductions and product rationalizations as well as targeted investments that play to Japan’s strength in sectors such as automotive and electronics have increased profits after an economic slump from the early-1990s through earlier this decade....

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