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Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm’s relationship with major supplier likely cost Stagner his job

Paul Takahashi April 10, 2019 Updated: April 11,

Covestro Investors’ Call Highlights

Markus Steilemann

Thanks Ronald, and good afternoon and good morning to all listeners from the United States. The first quarter was challenging,

Huntsman Results

Huntsman Announces First Quarter 2019 Earnings; Stable Downstream Margins
Tue April 30, 2019 6:00 AM|PR Newswire|About: HUN


China PMI

China’s Manufacturing PMI Expands for Second Month in April Despite Slowing

Yicai Global

DATE : Apr 30 2019/SOURCE : yicai

China’s Manufacturing PMI Expands for Second Month in April Despite Slowing

(Yicai Global) April 30 —

Panama Canal Drought

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping

In this April 21, 2019 photo, a cargo ship transits the Panama Canal in its way to the Atlantic Ocean,

Arsenal Closes Fund V


Arsenal Capital Partners Closes Fund V

at $2.36 Billion

NEW YORK, April 25,

Consumer Spending

U.S. consumer spending posts biggest increase since 2009

Lucia Mutikani


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending increased by the most in more than 9-1/2 years in March,

Covestro Results

Results influenced by challenging environment as expected

Covestro confirms full year guidance after first quarter

Core volumes slightly down (–1.8%)

Group sales around EUR 3.2 billion (–16.0%)EBITDA at EUR 442 million in line with expectations (–58.4%)

Net income of EUR 179 million below previous year (–72.2%)

Free operating cash flow at minus EUR 45 millionGuidance for fiscal 2019 confirmed

As expected,

Recticel Results


Press Release of Recticel – 29 April 2019

Trading update for 1st quarter 2019

  • Combined sales decreased by 8.0% on a comparable restated basis
  • Solid volume growth in Insulation
  • Lower volumes in Automotive and Comfort segments and selling price erosion in Insulation and Flexible Foams due to falling MDI and TDI raw material prices.