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PLASTICS AND FINANCE
Consultant Brand Finance rates “most valuable” and “strongest” chemical brands / BASF, DuPont, Rongsheng, and Ineos in prominent positions
13.06.2022
CHEMICALS AND FINANCE
Institutional investors favour “green” chemical companies / Higher focus on sustainability strategy essential / McKinsey report
13.06.2022
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
CEEAG: German waste disposal association criticises latest EU aid framework / Exclusion of recycling companies from renewable energy act compensation scheme
28.01.2022
MANAGEMENT
Global bankruptcies to rise 33% this year / Demand for credit insurance increases in Europe / Over 70% of firms expect growth in 2022 / Atradius reports
25.01.2022
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
FEAD troubled by exclusion of recycling from latest EU aid framework
06.01.2022
A SHORT Q&A
Private equity expert Frank Hüther discusses the role of investors in the plastics industry
17.12.2021
POLAND
Plastics industry upbeat / Economy booming, raw materials scarce and expensive / Polymer consumption up 3-4% in 2020 / Car sector slowing due to lack of microchips
05.11.2021
ENERGY COSTS
So-called energy cost surcharges cause increasing resentment among processors / Contractual, antitrust concerns
29.10.2021
CREDIT RISKS
State support cuts insolvency risk for European SMEs / Automotive, transport equipment among sectors most exposed / France loses export share as China expands / Euler Hermes reports
11.10.2021
EVONIK
Venture capital arm invests in China again / Strategic focus on advanced materials
26.08.2021
MANAGEMENT
Credit sales, late payments rise in Asia / Optimism on likely economic rebound / Global insolvencies to rise in 2021 as fiscal support wanes / Atradius reports
16.07.2021
CHINA
EUR 364m loan from World Bank to improve plastics waste management / Project centred on Ningbo and Chongqing
08.07.2021
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
As You Sow report cites key concerns on plastics production build-up for investors / Investments continue despite overcapacity and circular economy initiatives / McKinsey: ethylene output in 2021 to outpace PE,PP demand
25.06.2021
RECYCLING
Dow, LyondellBasell, Nova Chemicals join together to reclaim polyolefins / Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund starts with USD 25m
31.05.2021
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
DuPont shareholders ask company to disclose pellet-loss figures / NGO challenges US plastics producers on Operation Clean Sweep
13.05.2021
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
World Bank: Under 25% of available plastics recycled in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines / USD 6 bn in possible income lost annually in Southeast Asia
22.04.2021
MANAGEMENT
Sale-and-leaseback financing / Opportunity to increase liquidity and free up the balance sheet / Consideration needed for asset values, running times and “rights to separate satisfaction”
12.04.2021
PLASTICS AND FINANCE
Banks supported plastics supply chain with over USD 1.7 tn from 2015-2019 / Calls for governments to hold lenders liable for results of financing / Portfolio Earth report
29.01.2021
ASIA
Economic activity set to rebound in 2021 / Slow, partial decoupling from China / New US administration to have positive effect on Chinese relations / Atradius report
27.01.2021
WASTE MANAGEMENT
Move to circular economy creates new opportunities / Investment considerations include feedstock security, market disruptors and price trajectories / Eunomia report
18.11.2020
CIRCULAR ECONOMY
UNEP calls on investors to back circular economy / More scrutiny of potential clients in financial industry's own interest / Plastics suppliers play important role / Pandemic has sent “mixed signals”
10.11.2020
GLOBAL ECONOMY
Insolvencies to rise amid Covid-19 crisis / Hardest hit countries in 2020-2021 include US, Brazil, China / Euler Hermes report
08.09.2020
MANAGEMENT
Late payments rise in North America as Covid-19 pandemic bites / Mexico hardest hit / More companies using insurance and guarantees against default / Atradius report
24.08.2020
PLASTICS TAX
EU summit agrees budget and coronavirus recovery fund / Plastics industry criticises levy on non-recyclable packaging
22.07.2020
CHINA
Economic growth to decline sharply in 2020 due to Covid-19 and trade dispute with the US / Oil demand looks set to recover in Q2 / Atradius and Wood Mackenzie reports
08.06.2020
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