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July 31, 2012 08:15 ET

Research on Eastman Chemical Co. and Celanese Corp. - Chemical Producers Battling Tough Conditions

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - offers free research on Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) and Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) from the Chemicals - Major Diversified industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Tepid demand out of several key markets continues to weigh on chemical producers. Weakness in Europe, mounting commodity costs, a slowdown in China and increased pricing pressure are also making it difficult to grow at this time. Subsequently, industry-wide output continues to decline and challenges could remain moving forward. is an online platform where investors doing their due diligence on the Chemicals - Major Diversified industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Eastman Chemical Company and Celanese Corporation. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Celanese Corp. exemplifies the challenges the aforementioned trends can have. In the second quarter, sales tumbled 4% from the prior year period as a result of a variety of factors. Register now to have free access to our report on Celanese Corporation, and to do so please click the link below.

Still, companies like Eastman Chemical Company have been able to improve revenues even in tough operating conditions. Eastman has grown revenues for four consecutive quarters and is releasing its second quarter results today. Investors and shareholders of Eastman Chemical Company can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

Demand will certainly need to pick up for the chemical industry to bounce back from a tough second quarter. European woes and slow progress in China will likely continue though, further clouding near-term outlook.

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