07 July 2005 17:04 [Source: ICIS news]
On the New York Stock Exchange, trading opened as usual, but at a frenzied pace. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 66 points (0.6%), in the first few minutes of trading to 10,204, but hours earlier, the Dow Jones futures were down as much as 200 points.
The downturn hit nearly all sectors of the market, including chemicals, where stocks fell on the order of 0.5% to 2%.
Specialty chemicals were also hit, with Rohm and Haas down 53 cents to $43.95, Chemtura off 36 cents to $14.52, Hercules off 28 cents to $13.80,
Oil prices appeared unaffected by the attacks, with crude oil down 78 cents to $60.
High on the list of concerns is the impact of the terrorist attacks on the global economy. Following the
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