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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.

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Race to the White House: Another step into the unknown

2016-11-07T09:53:00+00:00By

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

2016-10-25T10:01:00+01:00By

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%.