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US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by

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” »

Covestro Q1 earnings driven by volumes and prices

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by

Higher prices for key intermediates in Asia and the knock-on effect in other parts of the world in the first quarter has, not surprisingly, helped lift returns for the petrochemical majors. Continue reading “Covestro Q1 earnings driven by volumes and prices” »

A clearer view into the second wave of US petchem projects

Posted on April 14th, 2017 by

The visibility into the second leg of US petrochemical expansions is getting clearer. While many projects were shelved or in doubt amid the crude oil price decline in 2014-2015, the recent relative stability in oil coupled with a renewed sense of optimism on long-term global demand growth is spurring a new round of project announcements and activity. Continue reading “A clearer view into the second wave of US petchem projects” »

Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by

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” »

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