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Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Some European companies have noted a degree of disruption in their markets caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US chemicals hub of Texas and Louisiana. But Europe’s industry is growing more concerned by the day about a less dramatic logistical issue, Germany’s rail transport problems. Continue reading “Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues” »

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” »

EU chems ask for pragmatic Brexit while bracing for uncertainty

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The UK and the remaining 27 countries within the EU should adopt a “pragmatic” approach to Brexit, according to trade group Cefic, but sources within the industry are bracing for more uncertainty as the UK pound sterling is expected to depreciate further while negotiations take place. Continue reading “EU chems ask for pragmatic Brexit while bracing for uncertainty” »

EU-US Free Trade Deal Chances of Survival Closing

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed free trade deal between the EU and US, is at risk of failure as the support of key German groups might be pulled. Continue reading “EU-US Free Trade Deal Chances of Survival Closing” »