In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
February 18-24, 2013

Cover story

Price and market trends: US housing recovery bodes well for PVC market

In the US over the past several years, a rebound in the home construction sector has been somewhat like the eponymous character in the Samuel Beckett play "Waiting for Godot" - much anticipated, but never quite arriving.

Since the worldwide financial crisis - in large part spurred by the US housing boom-and-bust of the mid-2000s - began in 2007, people from many perspectives have waited for homebuilding to return to its former glory after its precipitous fall.



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INSIGHT: Lower growth, higher costs make Europe situation worse
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