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January 12, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 2
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January 12, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 2
By World Chemical Outlook was compiled by Senior Editor Alexander H. Tullo in New Jersey; Senior Editor Melody Voith in Washington, D.C.; and Senior Correspondents Patricia L. Short in London and Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay in Hong Kong.
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Features
Government & Policy
Questions abound for nuclear scientists as new President charts path for U.S. weapons labs (pp. 32-34)
Science & Technology
More universities are providing parental accommodation policies for graduate students (pp. 39-40)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: World Chemical Outlook

United States
Chemical industry mirrors larger economy, where a rebound will require home values to stabilize
(pp. 12-14)
Canada
With an unhappy ending to 2008, Canadian producers aren't eager about beginning 2009
(pp. 15-16)
Latin America
The region may avoid the worst of the petrochemical downturn, but growth will slow
(pp. 18-19)
Europe
A bleak midwinter outlook points to a long year ahead
(pp. 20-22)
Asia-Pacific
After several strong years, Growth stalls throughout the region
(pp. 23-25)
 

News of the Week

Debt Crushes LyondellBasell

Chapter 11 filing seeks to protect company
(p.5)

Cross-Coupling Made Easy

Iron catalysis simplifies coupling of aryl and alkyl Grignard reagents
(p.6)

Bush Designates Marine Refuges

Three areas in the Pacific will be preserved as sanctuaries
(p.8)

Dow Strikes Back

Company reveals plans in the wake of cancelled Kuwaiti deal
(p.8)

Estrogen Factory

Crystal structure of an important breast cancer target is solved
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Merck uses new technology to enter nascent follow-on biologics market
(pp. 28-29)
BWA Water Additives looks to expand without acquiring production assets
(p.30)
Chemical industry mirrors larger economy, where a rebound will require home values to stabilize
(pp. 12-14)
With an unhappy ending to 2008, Canadian producers aren't eager about beginning 2009
(pp. 15-16)
The region may avoid the worst of the petrochemical downturn, but growth will slow
(pp. 18-19)
A bleak midwinter outlook points to a long year ahead
(pp. 20-22)
After several strong years, Growth stalls throughout the region
(pp. 23-25)