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Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by Joseph Chang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
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.
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Posted on October 19th, 2017 by Nigel Davis in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The time was ripe to strike a merger of equals, with two global specialty chemical companies well into their portfolio transformation plans shedding commoditised assets, with similar goals and valuation multiples, the CEOs of Huntsman and Clariant said on Monday, 22 May.
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Posted on October 9th, 2017 by Joseph Chang 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.
Posted on August 31st, 2017 by Joseph Chang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The backlash from US business leaders in response to President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Charlottesville, Virginia protest and clash puts his business friendly agenda in serious doubt. Continue reading “Trump Faces Business Backlash, Putting Agenda in Doubt” »