Archive | March, 2010


Power slips from Ukraine’s Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s prime minister, has failed to secure a majority in the country’s 450-strong parliament. This moves her newly-elected rival, president Viktor Yanukovych, a step closer to removing her from office. Yanukovych, who beat Tymoshenko in February 7 elections, is trying to consolidate his position. The country has suffered from a lack of strong […]

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Sibur presentation reveals impact of Russian economic crisis

Russian chemical major Sibur has had to endure collapsing domestic demand in Russia, like all its peers. In an interesting presentation (see below), given by Viktor Viehweg, the company’s head of strategic development, he reveals the threats and opportunities posed by the crisis (see slide page 9). Sibur is threatened by falling demand for products, […]

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Brenntag to seek Asia acquisitions post-IPO

Following several press reports that German chemical distributor, Brenntag, will seek to launch its IPO by Easter, the next big question is: “What next for Brenntag?” The IPO, if successful, will give Brenntag a much-needed injection of capital and scope to grow organically and through acquisitions. The company is already strong in the US and Europe, and would most likely […]

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