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Growth expected to gain momentum in first quarter

2021-03-01T15:11:00+00:00By

Welding hardgoods and industrial gas revenues improved in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 and growth is expected to pick up in Q1 this year, according to the latest results of the Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey.

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Covid-19 causes major slowdown, 18% revenue dip in April

2020-09-01T09:10:00+01:00By

Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey, Q2 2020

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Chemistry and the economy: 2018 outlook

2018-02-01T00:00:00+00:00By Agnes H. Baker

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

2017-03-23T08:44:00+00:00By

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

2017-03-09T10:44:00+00:00By

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

2017-03-02T06:00:00+00:00By

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.