Strong trucks sales helped push auto sales up 3.6 per cent in November 2014, setting a record for the month, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.
Dow Chemical Co., the largest U.S. chemical maker, has avoided a fight with activist investor Third Point LLC after agreeing to add four new independent directors.
Manufacturing sales rose 2.1% to $53.0 billion in September, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month.
Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 per cent last month, its lowest level since November 2008.
World demand for protective packaging is projected to increase 6.1 per cent annually to nearly $27 billion in 2018, according to a new study by market research firm the Freedonia Group.
A surging U.S. economy will help Ontario exports realize growth of seven per cent this year and five per cent in 2015 – and boost the province’s chemicals and plastics industry – according to a new report.
Over the past 30 years, the world market for polymer has grown from 45 million tonnes to over 250 million tonnes, according to a new report from UK-based AMI Consulting.
Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. reported its third-quarter 2014 profits grew to US$470 million, up from US$319 million a year ago, as the auto industry saw production gains in both North America and Europe.
Passenger vehicle sales in Canada soared 13 per cent above a year earlier in September, lifting purchases to an all-time record annual rate of two million units, according to the latest figures from Scotiabank.
Canadian chemicals maker Nova Chemicals Corp. said third-quarter profit and sales rose on higher margins in its business units that make materials used in consumer and industrial packaging.
There are good days ahead for Canada’s automotive parts makers and toolmakers – but only the companies that invest in manpower, technology, and research and development will reap the full benefits, according to Canadian…
Small business activity in Canada is lagging the economy as a whole, but it has the potential to pick up and grow in the next five years, according to a new report from CIBC World Markets.
Buoyed by gains in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, wholesale sales in Canada edged up 0.2% to $53.1 billion in August 2014, according to Statistics Canada.
The vast majority of Canadian business owners are optimistic about the future, but have no plans to grow businesses, according to a new survey by CIBC.
Europe is one of the world’s highest-cost production regions for chemicals – but U.S. ethane imports might just radically transform the region’s feedstock landscape.
Four major factors will lead to double digit growth in the global demand for plastic pipe systems over the next ten years, according to a keynote speaker at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII conference and exhibition in Chicago.
The global aerospace plastics market was worth US$6.2 billion in 2011 and is expected to blast off to US$10.5 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research (TMR).
In what it describes as its biggest investment in that country, chemical maker BASF SE has opened a new €150 million (Cdn$212 million) production facility in Dahej, Gujarat, India.
PET bottle recycling in the U.S. rose to 31.2 per cent in 2013, a very slight bump up from 30.8 per cent in 2012.
Canada’s merchandise trade balance with the world went from a surplus of $2.2 billion in July to a deficit of $610 million in August, according to new figures from Statistics Canada.