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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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