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Shell’s chemical investments on track, lifting company’s earnings expectations

Posted on November 14th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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” »

Europe petchem players upbeat but face digital challenges

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

European petrochemical industry players were upbeat at the 51st European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) meeting in Berlin at the beginning of October.

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A High Point for Hedge Funds; a Low Point for Strategy

Posted on November 6th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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” »

Focusing Industry 4.0 processes and practices on value creation

Posted on October 24th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

If you sometimes feel your company is missing the boat when it comes to digitalisation and the realisation of Industry 4.0 gains then you will feel positively chained to the jetty with Industry X.0.
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