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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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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