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ECB Money Props Up Eurozone’s Growth But May Be Glossing Over Woes

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

With the European Central Bank (ECB) potentially ending its €60bn/month quantitative easing (QE) programme in March 2018, several voices are starting to wonder how the euro zone economy will fare if cash injections pouring into the bond markets were to be tapered. Continue reading “ECB Money Props Up Eurozone’s Growth But May Be Glossing Over Woes” »

Tempered optimism ahead of wave of US project start-ups

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

It’s happening. The US cracker project wave is amplifying with Dow Chemical announcing the completion of its 1.5m tonne/year ethylene project in Freeport, Texas – the second new US cracker after the Occidental Chemical/Mexichem start-up in the first quarter of this year. Continue reading “Tempered optimism ahead of wave of US project start-ups” »