Profits abound in Japan

Kovac, Matt
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 55, p12
Trade Publication
The author discusses the positive financial performance of Japanese chemical companies in the fourth quarter of 2006. He said that in recent months, investment spending in the world's second-largest economy is finally in motion, albeit cautiously, after years of economic stagnation. He discusses the medium-term business plan of Sumitomo Chemical.


Related Articles

  • After Strong Q4, Several Companies Iffy About Q1. Beighley, Dan // Orange County Business Journal;3/3/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p1 

    The article reports on the 2008 first quarter performance of various companies in the U.S. It is stated that various companies are coupled with cautious outlooks for the quarter in spite of their strong gains in sales and profits in the fourth quarter of 2007. Moreover, it is noted that many...

  • BUSINESS PERFORMANCE LEAGUE -- FEBRUARY.  // Media: Asia's Media & Marketing Newspaper;3/11/2005, p6 

    This article presents a chart showing performance of several business enterprises in Asia. Some of the companies listed include Woori Investments Korea, Play TV India, Grey Global Group Diabetes, Industrial Bank of Korea, Tylenol China, Singer Philippines, Bright Dairy Juices China, GIO India,...

  • ICI facing an uncertain future.  // Food & Drink Technology;Jun2005, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p8 

    Reports on the financial performance of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC for the first quarter of 2005. Trading profit; Uncertain forecast for the rest of 2005.

  • Kemira purchases prompt a rise in sales and profits. Bains, Elizabeth; Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;5/7/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 65, p10 

    This article explains that Kemira's acquisition drive has led to a 7% year-on-year rise in first-quarter 2007 operating profit and a 22% increase in sales. Operating profit was €48.9 million, with acquisitions contributing €4.7 million. Revenue totalled £673.3 million, while...

  • DSM's first-quarter volumes on the up. Baker, John; Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;5/7/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 65, p11 

    This article reports on the first quarter (Q1) 2007 financial performance of DSM. The company did slightly better in the Q1 than it had expected, supported by favourable underlying trading conditions that saw volumes up by 6% and prices up by 2%. However, the weakening dollar cost the company 3%...

  • Polystyrene.  // ICIS Chemical Business;7/7/2008, Vol. 274 Issue 1, p40 

    The article discusses the status of the polystyrene (PS) market in the international sector, particularly in the U.S. It presents a forecast on the market's financial performance in 2008, as well as the factors that may affect its condition. Details concerning PS's demand, growth, price and uses...

  • SWOT Analysis.  // Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. SWOT Analysis;November 2003, p5 

    Provides a business analysis of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a company that specializes in the production of chemicals, industrial gases, and related equipment, for healthcare, technology, energy and industrial markets worldwide, focusing on its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for...

  • InterTech Group SWOT Analysis.  // InterTech Group SWOT Analysis;Dec2007, p1 

    A company profile of InterTech Group Inc., which is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of electronic products and chemicals, is presented. An overview of the company is given, along with key facts including contact information, number of employees and revenues. A SWOT analysis is provided...

  • Kuraray Co., Ltd. SWOT Analysis.  // Kuraray Co., Ltd. SWOT Analysis;Sep2007, p1 

    A company profile of Kuraray Co. Ltd., which is engaged in the manufacturing of chemicals and resins, is presented. An overview of the company is given, along with key facts including contact information, number of employees and revenues. A SWOT analysis is provided which includes strengths,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics