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First Asian PA polymerisation unit inaugurated at Shanghai / Feedstock from Invista likely
07.05.2015
BASF
Stronger volume sales of plastics in Q1 2015 / Margin improvements as currency effects compensate for lower selling prices / EBIT slips on higher provisions for share rise payouts
05.05.2015
INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Most producers see sales and earnings improvement in 2014 / Cautious optimism for 2015 / Falling raw materials prices and strengthening demand provide impetus / Currency shift will boost European companies
06.03.2015
BASF
New TDI plant in Ludwigshafen to start up in H2 this year / Schwarzheide to be mothballed
05.03.2015
BASF
Performance in line with reduced expectations in 2014 / Engineering polymers and PU hold up well / Lower oil prices could drive industrial economy in 2015, but earnings likely to be flat
02.03.2015
BASF
EBITDA up 1% in Q3 / Moerdijk outage hits European chemicals / Outlook for 2015 revised downward as global economy cools / German outlook negative / Shale bolsters North America
27.10.2014
ASSOCIATIONS
Solvay CEO Clamadieu elected president of Cefic
23.10.2014
SHALE GAS
German environment agency remains sceptical on fracking / Latest expert opinion recommends tight restrictions / Draft legislation expected in autumn
05.08.2014
BASF
Sales rise 1% on higher volumes / Negative currency effects bite / Strong performance by engineering plastics / Triple-digit earnings gain expected from sale of Styrolution stake to Ineos
25.07.2014
SHALE GAS
German government working on draft fracking bill / Proposed law would include ban on toxic chemicals, prohibition on drilling near water reserves / Several federal states opposed
18.06.2014
INEOS / SOLVAY
EU greenlights PVC joint venture / Divestment plan accepted / World's third largest producer
13.05.2014
BASF
Sales and adjusted EBIT improve in Q1 2014 / Bock confirms positive outlook for full year / Plans for shale-gas fed methane-to-propylene complex in USA revealed
05.05.2014
SHALE GAS
Ukrainian crisis raises the temperature of energy discussion / Security of Europe's supply threatened? / Imports of LNG from the US a hot-button topic / Petrochemical chieftains weigh in
28.03.2014
BASF
Focus on petrochemical strengths boosts earnings power / CEO Kurt Bock says Europe should embrace shale gas / “Happy shareholder” in styrenics jv Styrolution
27.02.2014
BASF
Strong finish to 2013, despite stiff headwinds / All segments aside from Performance Products improve EBIT before special items
26.02.2014
YEAR IN REVIEW 2013
Part 1 – General overview: US shale gas boom has European plastics players worried / Commodity sectors dogged by overcapacity, insolvencies / Italy goes all out for biopolymers / Mixed picture for European converters
13.12.2013
BASF
Still on target to match 2012 earnings, CEO says / Energy remains hot topic
28.10.2013
EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Production declines by 2% EU-wide in the first five months of 2013 / Growth engine revving in fits and starts / Company chieftains now more cautious about full-year outlook / Cefic trend report
12.08.2013
BASF
Business slows in Q2 / Meeting 2013 earnings targets now more challenging, CEO says
26.07.2013
BASF
Q1 2013 sales and earnings rise / Price increases boost Performance Materials
29.04.2013
BASF
Plastics help drive strong group performance in Q4 2012 / Full year results below expectation / Polyurethanes buoyant / Reporting segments restructured
27.02.2013
YEAR IN REVIEW
Life is a roller coaster ride, the European plastics industry finds again in 2012 / Forces majeures and consolidation / North-South profitability gap grows as the shadow of Middle East and China shrinks
14.12.2012
BASF
CEO expects to top 2011 earnings in 2012 despite uncertainty / Plastics earnings down 22% in Q3
26.10.2012
ASSOCIATIONS
Kurt Bock elected president of Cefic
03.10.2012
BASF
Slower growth in Q2 2012 reflects demand drop and maintenance / China stutters / Full year forecast upheld
27.07.2012
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