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“Trump Effect” Boosts US chemicals as trade concerns put on back burner

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US chemical equity prices are getting a boost from expectations of a major fiscal spending/infrastructure boost in a Trump administration, while concerns over Trump’s policies on global trade have largely been set aside for now. Continue reading ““Trump Effect” Boosts US chemicals as trade concerns put on back burner” »

Political Shifts Threaten Free Trade Development

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The global economy has been impacted significantly in recent months by political mood shifts in major economies.  Brexit, the upcoming US election and the dampening public sentiment in EU member countries all paint an uncertain future for free-trade relationships.  Continue reading “Political Shifts Threaten Free Trade Development” »

Panama Canal Expansion has Ripple Effect for Global Chemical Trade

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The impact of the recent Panama Canal expansion project, which more than doubled the Canal’s shipping capacity, has rippled across the Latin America region.  The growth in American oil and gas and derivatives exports is straining the region’s trade capacity, Continue reading “Panama Canal Expansion has Ripple Effect for Global Chemical Trade” »

Braskem Earnings Show Signs Of Brazil Recovery

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Braskem’s second-quarter domestic resin sales show signs that the nation’s economy is beginning to recover from its worst recession in decades.  Continue reading “Braskem Earnings Show Signs Of Brazil Recovery” »

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