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US chemical stock prices surge on Harvey impact, even with start-ups

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US chemical stock prices are surging amid the start-up of two world-scale projects by DowDuPont and Chevron Phillips Chemical, as markets shrug off fears of new supply amid product tightness in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The decision by DowDuPont to transfer more businesses from its pending Materials Science spin-off to Specialty Products will leave the former more exposed to commodity markets and the volatility inherent in them, an analyst with Moody’s Investors Service said. Continue reading “DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties” »

Initial Analyses Point to Significant Value Growth for DowDuPont

Posted on September 21st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

For the time being DowDuPont is a “diversified chemical giant”, an “industry behemoth”. But the merger of the two most iconic names in the US chemical industry has been designed to create three leaner and more focused enterprises. Continue reading “Initial Analyses Point to Significant Value Growth for DowDuPont” »

Chemical Distributor Valuations Rise as M&A Wave Sweeps Sector

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) hitting the chemical industry has also swept distribution, a sector that has changed over the years as companies began adding more services to their offerings. Continue reading “Chemical Distributor Valuations Rise as M&A Wave Sweeps Sector” »

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