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Al Greenwood is an ICIS news editor, based in the Houston office, and works as part of a global news gather team for ICIS news.
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Posted on July 18th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Chemical companies newly rated by Moody’s Investors Service over the last 18 months will likely miss their 2017 targets because of slow growth in some of their end markets. The outlook is part of a report by the ratings agency, which looked at the 38 chemical companies it rated from January 2013 to May 2017. Continue reading “US Moody’s Newly Rated Chems To Likely Miss ’17 Targets” »
Posted on June 30th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
INEOS’s new expansion projects in Europe will rely on feedstock imported from the US, with the company taking further advantage of the influx of feedstock from the opposite side of the Atlantic. Continue reading “INEOS joins US in building next wave of shale projects” »
Posted on May 18th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
US-based paints and coatings producer Sherwin-Williams recently provided markets with a sneak preview of what to expect in the earnings season when it warned that it will continue to feel pressure from rising feedstock costs in the second quarter of 2017. Continue reading “US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2” »
Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Executives and managers from several plastic producers expect Brazil’s economy to start a sustained recovery in the second half of the year, ending the nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Continue reading “Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half” »