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Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Nigel Davis in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Preparing a list of the leading chemical companies by sales always highlights some trends worthy of note. Perhaps this year, the annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing emphasizes the struggle for growth and the ways in which companies have used mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to achieve their goals, the pressure on organic growth being widely apparent globally. Continue reading “ICIS Top 100 Data Show Companies Gaining Ground in Drive for Growth” »
Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Al Greenwood in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
The disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey could delay the start-up of new plants that were expected during the upcoming months – on top of all the shutdowns it caused to existing sites. Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey May Delay New Plant Start-Ups” »
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” »
Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Fanny Zhang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Bicycles of Chinese bike sharing service Mobike lined up at a subway station in Zhengzhou city in China’s Henan province (Source: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)
China’s booming bicycle-sharing service is spurring investments in tyre innovation among petrochemical producers.
The number of “intelligent” bicycles available for sharing has surged to more than 30m in China in just two years of operation and is still growing. Continue reading “China bike-sharing boom bodes well for petrochemical industry” »