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Not time to be a contrarian yet!

Contrarian minds might think it’s nigh time to sell the chemical group when the term “supercycle” enters the investment lexicon. But dare I say it? This time it’s different! Robust petrochemical and polymer margins and talk of a “stronger-for-longer” upcycle are typically late-cycle phenomena. Such forecasts came out in full force in early 2005 – […]

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Dow’s stock price decline put into context

Dow Chemical’s second-quarter earnings miss triggered a 10% decline in its stock price – not because it missed badly (Q2 earnings per share of 54 cents only fell short by 2 cents) but because everyone else thrashed estimates so handily. On July 27, DuPont posted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.17, beating Wall Street estimates […]

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Dow’s Olympic dream is a colossal opportunity

It’s been a dream for US-based Dow Chemical to partner with the Olympics for many years, and now that dream has finally become reality. Dow Chemical’s deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become a Worldwide Olympic Partner and the official chemistry company for the Olympic Games through 2020 is a colossal event – […]

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Top of the heap in a tumultuous year

Once again, we are pleased to present the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, ranked by 2008 sales. The results, spanning the global chemical industry, reflect a strong start to the year, followed by a collapse in the third and fourth quarters, triggered by the widespread financial and economic crisis that began in the US. German major […]

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