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    Chemistry and the economy: 2018 outlook

    2018-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Every six months, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) does a survey of the chemical industry. Resident expert economist, Paul Hodges, examines the rises and falls in the economy and presents his views on the underlying forces driving the market.

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    Tackling over-capacity: An interview with the SMA

    2017-03-23T08:44:00Z

    Compromised capacity utilisation, the influx of cheap imports, and a serious erosion of profitability have forced the closure of several high-profile steel plants in the last three years.

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    Oil – sustained low prices, sustained impact

    2017-03-09T10:44:00Z

    The Linde Group has delivered increases in both group revenue and operating profit in its 2016 financial results released today, hampered only by the lower contribution from its Engineering Division and adverse exchange rate effects.

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    Structural challenges continue

    2017-03-02T06:00:00Z

    It will be interesting to see what projections The World Steel Association ( worldsteel)  presents next month in its April 2017 Short Range Outlook (SRO) report.

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    Race to the White House: Another step into the unknown

    2016-11-07T09:53:00Z

    When driving home from the office last night, I realised I was muttering along to the chorus of This Is Not America . I found myself thinking about the race to the White House and what the America of tomorrow will look like.

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    Air Liquide Q3 financials: A new phase begins

    2016-10-25T10:01:00Z

    Air Liquide has released solid financials in its latest results after Airgas operations contributed to the group’s performance over a full quarter for the first time, resulting in a total revenue upswing of 23.9%.

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    Acceleration in US GDP in second quarter

    2016-08-26T15:38:00Z

    US real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.1% in the second quarter of 2016 according to the ‘second’ estimate released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

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    Real GDP up in second quarter advance estimate

    2016-08-04T14:02:00Z

    According to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.2% in the US in the second quarter of 2016.

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    The ‘Brexit’ – a step into the unknown for the gases industry?

    2016-04-22T09:15:00Z

    Most would agree upon the effects of collapse in oil prices over the last 18 months as it has fallen to as low as $30 per barrel. Similarly, many would acknowledge that the UK steel sector remains on a knife-edge and may be yet to reach its nadir. But the ...

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    China unveils 13th Five-year plan

    2016-03-28T00:01:00Z

    As the second-largest economy in the world, the policies and plans that the China government announced at the Fourth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress perhaps provide some hints for the development trend of what is now the second-largest industrial gas market.

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    US Industrial Gases in Manufacturing: Trends in Key Markets

    2016-02-01T00:01:00Z

    Maura D. Garvey looks at the US economy, changes in manufacturing trends, and their affect on the gases industry.

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    Recession in Russian economy highlights challenges

    2016-01-25T21:36:00Z

    Amidst a backdrop of sustained downward spiral in the price of oil over the last 12 months, preliminary figures emerging from Russia reveal the country’s economy contracted more than 3.5% last year.

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    Opportunity created by a ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ market

    2015-12-08T11:20:00Z

    A number of opportunities are waiting to be realised in the rapidly emerging Middle East industrial gases business, despite the creation of a ‘Jeckyll and Hyde’ scenario in the market as a result of the crash in global oil prices.

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    Linde reveals forecast adjustment

    2015-12-01T11:00:00Z

    The Linde Group has revealed an adjustment to its medium-term targets for 2017, tempering its expectations for Return on Capital Employed (ROCE). The announcement was made pursuant to Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG).

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    Linde India delists stock from Calcutta Stock Exchange

    2015-11-05T13:26:00Z

    With no trading on its share in The Calcutta Stock Exchange Ltd (CSE), The Linde Group’s India arm has decided to delist from the exchange.

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    Praxair Q3 sales impacted by challenging economic environment

    2015-10-29T11:07:00Z

    Praxair, Inc. has reported third quarter (Q3) 2015 net income and diluted earnings per share of $401m and $1.40, respectively. Results reflect a challenging macro-economic climate in North America in particular, with sales activity in the quarter notably affected.

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    Iran: A new wave of growth ahead?

    2015-10-28T05:00:00Z

    Part 2. With Iran set to be unlocked by an end to international sanctions, gasworld looks at what potential may lie ahead for the gases industry in the region.

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    Airgas reports flat Fiscal 2016 Q2 sales

    2015-10-27T11:55:00Z

    Airgas, Inc. has today released its Fiscal 2016 second quarter (Q2) earnings, with the ‘challenging industrial economy’ reflected in flat organic sales compared to the prior year.

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    Air Liquide achieves sustained increase in sales

    2015-10-27T08:36:00Z

    Air Liquide has declared third quarter (Q3) 2015 group revenue of €4.09bn ($4.5bn approx.), up almost 8% on a reported basis and 4.6% on a comparable basis versus Q3 2014. Chairman and CEO Benoît Potier described the ‘dynamism’ in the Healthcare and Electronics segements during the quarter.

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    Oil prices to fall further, report suggests

    2015-07-10T16:36:00Z

    The drastic slide on Brent crude was one of the stories of 2014 and continued to run deep into 2015, but a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests oil prices may yet fall further.