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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TOTAL moves forward on methanol to olefins
8th July 2010 by

Coal was the original source of most chemicals. It was then replaced in the 1960’s by oil-base...

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McBride warns of “weak retail sales across Europe”
28th June 2010 by

The blog is a great believer in the retail sector’s ability to help us forecast chemical indus...

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LyondellBasell to exit Chapter 11
24th April 2010 by

LyondellBasell (LBI) is to exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 30 April, 15 months after entering it ...

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IMF targets bankers’ FAT
22nd April 2010 by

We are often told that investment bankers are much cleverer than the rest of us. But sometimes, they...

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The need for innovation during the downturn
3rd March 2010 by

The blog was recently interviewed by ICIS’ Anna Jagger at Vienna Airport, on its way back from...

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CEOs remain cautious over 2010 Outlook
27th February 2010 by

The blog’s quarterly survey of company Outlook statements shows CEOs remain very cautious. The...

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The blog in 2009
28th December 2009 by

The blog is now 2.5 years old. Readership continues to grow, both within the chemical industry and i...

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