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Risk to Q4 chemical earnings estimates

Do third quarter earnings really matter? As we move into the thick of the earnings season, all eyes will be on how the fourth quarter is shaping up and how analysts will handicap fourth-quarter 2011 and full-year 2012 projections. Leading up to results, pre-announcement warnings have been scarce in the chemical group, boding well for […]

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Chemical earnings engine roars

As they say in US NASCAR racing – gentlemen, start your engines! After a blip down in world stock markets on Tuesday, October 19, sparked by China’s quarter-point hike of a key interest rate as well as continuing fears in the US about the consequences of an ongoing investigation into improper foreclosures, bourses were back in the […]

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Say goodbye to the summer and the slowdown

The third quarter is shaping up to be a strong one for the global chemical industry. Fears of a summer slowdown following a robust Q2 are fading like the hot weather. Germany’s BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, announced on September 22 that Q3 profits will come in better than expected, bolstered by strength in […]

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