Chemicals: European chemicals companies catching up with the US thanks to low oil prices

1/1/2016 - Report
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China's economic rebalancing is shifting internal

demand from basic to specialized chemicals

Positive effects of low oil prices mostly benefit

upstream segments

Firms' capacity to cope with increasing interest

rate particularly burden emerging markets

Higher R&D spending required for chemical

players to reach an upmarket positioning

M&A activity to continue in 2016 putting at risk

small players

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Chemicals: European chemicals companies catching up with the US thanks to low oil prices - Report