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The CW75 was flat for the week ended December 14, lagging broader markets including the Morgan Stanley global composite and the Standard and Poor's 500, which each rose 1.5%. Stock markets were up on China's decision to maintain interest rates at current levels. Positive U.S. economic data also drove up stocks.
Basic chemical shares increased 1%, diversified chemical stocks were fiat, and specialty chemical shares rose 1.8%. Forty-five stocks rose, four were fiat, and 26 fell.
Fertilizer stocks were among the laggards along with other Canadian stocks listed on Toronto's main stock index. The Canadian government's recent cautious economic outlook drove down stocks.
CW75 Index * December 14 251.77 Week ago 251.06 Quarter ago 222.69 Year ago 217.01 * Jan. 1, 2002 = 100. CW75 STOCK PERFORMANCE Marketcap ($ millions) Company Ticker Category * BASF BASFY D 74709 Bayer BAYRY D 62914 3M MMM D 61364 DuPont DD D 44850 PotashCorp POT A 40772 Dow Chemical DOW D 39510 Air Liquide A1IUY S 36308 Monsanto MON A 32537 Mosaic MOS A 29190 Sasol SSL B 28889 Praxair PX S 28362 Syngenta SYT A 27025 Linde LNAGF S 25451 Shin-Etsu Chemical SHECF B 22275 Air Products APD S 18769 Yara International YARIY A 15287 Akzo Nobel AKZOY D 13613 PPG lndustdes PPG D 13258 Agrium AGU B 12793 Ecolab ECL S 11504 Wacker Chemie AG WKCMF D 9527 Braskem BAK B 8774 Royal DSM RDSMY D 8638 Sherwin-Williams SHW S 8567 Sigma-Aldrich SIAL S 8076 Solvay SVYZY D 7675 Lubrizol LZ S 7090 Sumitomo Chemical SOMMF D 6723 Celanese CE D 6200 Lanxss LNXSF D 6169 Eastman Chemical EMN D 5875 FMC FMC D 5789 Airgas ARG S 5322 Albemarle ALB S 5095 Church & Dwight CHD D …