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A geographic disconnect

There is an interesting disconnect between how players in one geography view conditions in another, and how local players see their own market dynamics. For example, major European chemical companies have a rather optimistic outlook on growth in China and Asia, pinning their hopes on the region to drive earnings growth in 2013 and beyond. […]

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Chemical sites are under pressure

The timing of a special issue devoted to chemical sites and clusters (17 August 2009 issue) could not have come at a more opportune ­moment. Seldom has the concept been tested more ­severely than in the current economic environment.Many chemical companies, which announced temporary capacity reductions last year or in the early months of 2009, […]

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