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Service Sector Provides Optimism toward Growth in Germany
Germany’s composite output index declined to 54.3 in September compared to 55.0 in August 2015.
German Consumer Confidence: What to Expect in 2017
Consumer confidence in Germany rose more than expected in February 2017, reflecting the recent boost in its market performance
What BASF’s Profit Warning Means for the Global Economy
On Monday, BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, wreaked havoc on investors by providing a disappointing profit outlook.
Could New Sanctions Impact Russia’s Manufacturing Activity?
Improvement in operating conditions in Russia In July 2017, operating conditions in Russia improved at the fastest pace since January 2017. The Russian PMI (purchasing managers’ index) increased to 52.7 from 50.3 in June 2017. New orders and output saw the strongest expansion, each reaching a six-month high. The surprising improvement in the manufacturing sector comes […]
Germany’s Increased Manufacturing Activity and What It Means
Germany’s improved price competitiveness and its innovations in the manufacturing sectors positively impacted its exports in 2016.
Sector Composition of the Vanguard European Stock Index Fund
The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund’s assets were spread across a staggering 1,250 stocks as of June 2016, and it was managing assets worth $17.8 billion.
Honeywell’s Resins and Chemicals Business Is Changing
On May 12, 2016, Honeywell (HON) announced that it would spin off its Resins and Chemicals (VAW) business into a standalone public company called AdvanSix.
Why Honeywell Is Divesting Its Resins and Chemicals Business
In the last five years, Honeywell’s (HON) Resins and Chemicals (VAW) business has been characterized by a steady fall in net profit margins.
Sector Composition Changes in VEURX until 1Q16
The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund – Investor Shares’ (VEURX) assets were spread across a staggering 1,249 stocks as of March 2016. It was managing assets worth $19.0 billion.
The Importance of Specialty Chemicals in the Oil Industry
Specialty oilfield chemicals are used in the oil and gas industry to improve well performance by making exploration and production more efficient.
Weaker Euro Helped German Factory Orders Rebound in June
Factory orders in Germany rose by 2% in June, according to a Deutsche Bundesbank report dated August 6. So far, EWG has yielded 5.25% this year.
DuPont to grow advanced materials position
DuPont senior VP Matthew Trerotola noted that the company is “focused on a $50 billion portion of a $500 billion advanced materials market.”