Chemicals and the Economy

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...

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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...

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“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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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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BASF’s Hambrecht hits at China’s business policies
18th July 2010 by

The business climate for Western firms in China is getting worse. 2 weeks ago, the CEO of General El...

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