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Artificial intelligence – machine or real contractual partner? Chemicals: Horizons

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and systems that act autonomously is constantly leading to new areas of use, business models, and opportunities to add value. The...

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M&A transactions: environmental insurance for contaminated sites Chemicals: Horizons

The allocation of risks arising from contaminated sites, irrespective of their location worldwide, is a frequent point of discussion in M&A transactions in the chemical industry. The...

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Predictive maintenance: opportunity or dead end for the chemical industry 4.0? Chemicals: Horizons

Data, machine-to-machine communication, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are buzzwords describing the fourth industrial revolution. In the past few years, there have been claims that the...

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Trade-secret protections are getting stronger – and other IP trends chemical companies need to know Chemicals: Horizons

Trade secrets are fast becoming a crucial IP asset, and that’s good news for chemical companies – whose competitive advantage regularly comes not only from patented materials or ...

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Global trade uncertainties put chemical companies at risk Chemicals: Horizons

Beset by ongoing tariff wars, Brexit fallout, heightened sanctions, and other geopolitical tumult, global value chains now face a deeply uncertain trade environment.

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The automotive recession won’t spare chemical companies Chemicals: Horizons

Even before COVID-19 hit the U.S. and EU, traditional auto giants were, as the Wall Street Journal wrote back in February, “girding for tougher times” – battling drops in...

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Carve-out transactions must be clean cuts. But getting untangled can be easier said than done Chemicals: Horizons

Carve-out transactions will remain a popular option for chemical companies looking to shed non-core business activities in the face of numerous market challenges – among them tighter...

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In China, foreign investment opportunities are there for the taking – if you’re prepared to seize them Chemicals: Horizons

China’s chemical industry has been the world’s largest since 2011 – but as the nation aims to better align its economic development efforts with sustainable, high-quality...

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Is the age of conglomerates over? Diversified Industrials: Horizons

Ask this question to Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, and the answer would be yes — amid new technologies and chaotic geopolitics, "traditional conglomerates," he says, "have no future."

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