Financial markets jump, but petchems remain slow
6th February 2012 by

Dow Chemical is usually optimistic. 6 months ago, for example, it reported that “our transform...

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China’s inflation at new high, bank lending slows
18th June 2011 by

The blog continues to worry about signs of a slowdown in China. Major commodity trader, Glencore, sa...

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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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The other side of the China debate
30th April 2011 by

There are always two sides to every debate. Dow Chemical CEO, Andrew Liveris, clearly has a radicall...

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Coatings companies focus on carbon footprint issues
22nd January 2011 by

The blog has been in the USA this week, speaking at the bi-annual Global Coatings Summit. Coatings s...

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Shared Value can unleash next wave of global growth
8th January 2011 by

GE’s then CEO, Jack Welch, launched the Shareholder Value concept in 1981. It has since led ma...

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Chemical Industry & Employment Outlook webinar
6th October 2010 by

The blog is pleased to have been invited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to join its online p...

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Saudi Aramco to extend shale gas search
15th September 2010 by

The summer has seen several reports of reductions in ethane availability to Saudi petchem plants. Th...

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Washington and Bahrain dates for the blog
7th September 2010 by

The blog is delighted to have been invited to address two important industry events in coming months...

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Aromatics Conference ‘Early Bird’ discount till next week
25th August 2010 by

Registrations are already building for our 9th European Aromatics and Derivatives Conference, to be ...

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