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An Uncertain Road Ahead

9:34 AM MST | November 18, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

Top chemical distributors have successfully battled rising costs and regulatory pressures during the last six years, with many posting strong sales and earnings and some with ample funding for M&A. However, distributors are likely to soon start to feel the impact of the global financial crisis, tighter credit markets, and a possibly severe global recession, analysts say. Those challenges have already begun to push down chemical demand and prices, prompting analysts to forecast that this sector faces a major roadblock ahead. “There is a lot of anxiety...

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