Arkema has an aligned portfolio of businesses built around three core activities: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals and Performance Products, comprising 14 business units. Each business unit is a profit center, responsible for industrial management, research, marketing and customer... More
Monday, Nov 254:31 AMMajor firms poised to benefit from easing of Iran sanctions
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- A number of international companies could benefit from the easing of sanctions on Iran, including in the areas of cars, petrochemicals, aviation parts, gold, and insurance for oil cargoes.
- Peugeot Citroen and Renault are particularly pleased, while Bayer (BAYZF), synthetic rubber supplier Lanxess (LNXSF), France's Arkema (ARKAF), and Belgium's Solvay (SVYSF) could also benefit.
- However, because the EU's oil embargo will remain in place, major oil providers such as Total (TOT), Eni (E) and Statoil (STO) won't enjoy an immediate boon.
- American companies don't stand to profit either, due to a decades-old ban on trade between the U.S. and Iran.
Wednesday, Dec 72011, 2:45 PMWith the "price of safety" too high right now for high-quality, defensive European stocks, JPMorgan picks a portfolio set to soar in 2012. The top 5: Michelin (MGDDY.PK), Safran (SAFRY.PK), Arkema (ARKAY.PK), ArcelorMittal (MT), and Vinci. All 5 have dividend yields at or towering above the U.S. 10 year, and none are financials. |Wednesday, Dec 72011, 2:45 PM| Comment!