Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

Dow buys Rohm & Haas
11th July 2008 by

Dow’s potential interest in Rohm & Haas had been much rumoured since December, when it ann...

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Shell, BASF, ACC warn on US downturn
7th April 2008 by

‘The sharp drop in housing starts and the developing credit crisis will flow into the cracker busi...

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BASF – the oil and gas company
24th February 2008 by

BASF Chairman Jürgen Hambrecht sounded confident last week, following their annual results. 2007 sa...

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‘Don’t panic’ say Dow, BASF
12th February 2008 by

Its not normally a good sign when chemical industry bosses feel the need to cheerlead on the outlook...

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Dow, Basell, BASF, SABIC owed $5m in Plastech bankruptcy
5th February 2008 by

Chemical companies tend to trade on ‘open book’ terms with long-established customers. They are ...

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Gazprom moves further into petchems
28th November 2007 by

Gazprom is becoming a player to watch in petchems. For decades, observers have speculated that Russi...

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To cut, or not to cut?
9th September 2007 by

One of the benefits of writing this blog is that it provides the opportunity to research behind the ...

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Rolling thunder and Penn Square Bank
14th August 2007 by

When I worked with ChemConnect in the halcyon days of the dot-com era in 1999-2000, we had a fantast...

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A tale of two outlooks
20th July 2007 by

If you read the financial pages of your newspaper, everything sounds rosy. But if you turn to the ne...

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