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Asian Benzene Update

Benzene prices firm up in Asia

On 14 November 2016 at 11:00

Benzene prices marched higher in Asia last week.

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U.S. Housing Starts

source: tradingeconomics.com

United States Housing Starts  1959-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Housing starts in the United States tumbled 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1047 thousand in September from August of 2016,

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Bock Discusses BASF M&A

BASF Chairman Warns: Companies Should not Pursue M & A only Tempted by Cheap Financing6a00e553931c4c883301b7c7559f77970b-pi

2016-11-09    [Source:The Wall Street Journal]

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Access to cheap financing should not be the reason for firms to pursue M&A deals,

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Azelis Restructures CASE

Azelis Americas Merges CASE Businesses

2016-11-08    [Source:chemanager]

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Major US distributor Azelis Americas (formerly known as KODA Distribution Group) is merging its GMZ and EW Kaufmann regional businesses for the coatings,

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MOL Looking at Propylene Oxide

MOL to focus on refining efficiency, petrochemical diversification
11/7/2016


MOL Group’s Danube refinery. Photo courtesy of MOL Group. Read more