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Nigel Davis

Nigel Davis

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ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth

Posted on September 19th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Preparing a list of the leading chemical companies by sales always highlights some trends worthy of note. Perhaps this year, the annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing emphasizes the struggle for growth and the ways in which companies have used mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to achieve their goals, the pressure on organic growth being widely apparent globally. Continue reading “ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth” »

Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals and synthetic rubber led year on year chemicals production growth in June, the latest analysis from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows. But the data also illustrate the fact that sector growth remains broad-based. Continue reading “Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June” »

Dow and DuPont Approach Merger and Spin-Offs from Positions of Strength

Posted on August 11th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The DowDuPont merger and subsequent spin-offs are all about value creation: value for shareholders and value for customers. And, not unsurprisingly, the clamor for more is growing louder, as the short-term gains expected from the series of transactions possible following the merger are scrutinized. Continue reading “Dow and DuPont Approach Merger and Spin-Offs from Positions of Strength” »

Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices

Posted on July 27th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Significant price volatility for some petrochemicals over the past few months has overshadowed steadier trends more closely related to crude oil and overarching market direction. Continue reading “Chemical Price Index Falls 2.6%, Reflecting Lower Crude Prices” »

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