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Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Nigel Davis
Capturing growth in petrochemicals has to also be about capturing value, whether you are a standalone player or a producer integrated back to the refinery or other source of feedstocks. Making money down the chain has never been assured and typically runs in cycles. Feedstock cost volatility and the fluctuation of supply and demand see to that. Continue reading “Shell’s chemical investments on track, lifting company’s earnings expectations” »
Posted on November 9th, 2017 by Nigel Davis
European petrochemical industry players were upbeat at the 51st European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin at the beginning of October.
Posted on November 6th, 2017 by Nigel Davis
The blocking of the Huntsman/Clariant merger marks a “high water mark for US activist investors, which have increasingly turned their attention to European companies,” according to the Switzerland and Austria correspondent for the Financial Times. Continue reading “A High Point for Hedge Funds; a Low Point for Strategy” »
Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by Joseph Chang
While a good amount of buzz at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, on 18-19 May, was on the coming wave of US ethylene and derivatives capacity and its potential impact, Asia itself is undergoing major structural shifts with implications for global markets.
Continue reading “Asia’s next shift in petrochemicals to be led by China and India” »