Chemicals and the Economy

BASF’s second profit warning highlights scale of the downturn now underway
9th December 2018 by

The chemical industry is easily the best leading indicator for the global economy.  And thanks to K...

BASF warns on outlook; Dow warns on China, ethylene cycle
27th July 2015 by

BASF and Dow Chemical both warned on the outlook when presenting their H1 results last week: BASF CE...

World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference next week
11th November 2014 by

Our 13th annual World Aromatics & Derivatives Conference takes place in Berlin next week.  Join...

“BASF slashes 2015 targets on slowing global growth”
27th October 2014 by

“BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, has slashed its revenue and earnings tar...

BASF worries about China, India
1st June 2012 by

BASF opened its first China plant 20 years ago. Its Asian strategy focuses on China, Japan, S Korea ...

BASF warns on the outlook
28th July 2011 by

Last month, the blog suggested that CEOs might want to warn investors of the threat to earnings from...

Force Majeures continue to increase
12th July 2011 by

Its now a year since the blog first highlighted the worrying rise in force majeures (FMs) since the ...

BASF warn on over-expansion and China
12th May 2011 by

The blog was very interested to see a recent ICIS interview with Torsten Penkuhn, BASF’s petch...

BASF, INEOS establish €5bn Styrolution JV
1st December 2010 by

The styrene business has been increasingly difficult in recent years: • CD and video sales went on...

Brainstorming on biomass
19th August 2010 by

The blog has come across a useful new tool for global brainstorming, run out of San Francisco by Dis...

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