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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, Read more

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,

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Huntsman Results

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


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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 —

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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, Read more

Arsenal Closes Fund V


Arsenal Capital Partners Closes Fund V

at $2.36 Billion

NEW YORK, April 25, Read more

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,

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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,

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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.

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