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US Moody’s Newly Rated Chems To Likely Miss ’17 Targets

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by

A Moody's sign is displayed on 7 World Trade Center, the company's corporate headquarters in New York, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Moody’s sign is displayed on 7 World Trade Center, the company’s corporate headquarters in New York, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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” »

Europe Mulls Growing Impact Of Capacities From Sadara Chemical

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by

Several European chemical markets are anticipating news of Sadara Chemical plant start-ups in Saudi Arabia, as they come on-line in a staggered fashion. Each market is waiting to see what impact the additional capacities will have on domestic supply and, ultimately, on prices in Europe. Continue reading “Europe Mulls Growing Impact Of Capacities From Sadara Chemical” »

INEOS joins US in building next wave of shale projects

Posted on June 30th, 2017 by

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” »

Chemical distribution growing faster than consumption

Posted on June 29th, 2017 by

Chemicals distribution sector growth is outpacing chemical industry consumption, itself growing at rates above global GDP, and this is expected to continue until 2022.  Specialty chemicals growth is also outpacing commodity growth and this is set to continue over the same timeframe, according to Udo Jung, a managing director at Boston Consulting Group. Continue reading “Chemical distribution growing faster than consumption” »

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