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October 22, 2014
The sharp drop in crude oil prices has increased near-term volatility, but will not stop ethylene margins from marching toward a peak over the next two years, say Dow officials....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Lower-crude-prices-wont-cut-off-ethylene-margins-at-the-peak-Dow-says_64692.html
October 21, 2014
AbbVie and Shire terminate $51-billion deal Shire (Dublin) says that its board has agreed with AbbVie (Chicago) to terminate their previously announced agreement for the acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-21-October-2014_64641.html
October 17, 2014
This week in CW: CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) and Yara International (Oslo) have terminated merger discussions. “Although we identified very significant operational and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-17-October_64593.html
October 14, 2014
Feature: Positive outlook for API manufacturing industry Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers say that outsourcing of API manufacturing continues to rise and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-14-October-2014_64490.html
October 10, 2014
This Week in CW: Yara International, a global leading producer of fertilizers, says that Jørgen Ole Haslestad, long-serving CEO, resigned on Tuesday. "Yara's board has...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-10-October_64460.html
October 1, 2014
As a manufacturing sector, plastics has outpaced its counterparts in terms of economic growth since the 1980s. The industry looks poised to continue this trend too, as a panel of economic and plastics experts testified this morning at the Global Plastics Summit (GPS) in Chicago, hosted jointly by IHS and SPI....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/At-GPS-a-positive-outlook-for-plastics-but-risks-remain_64218.html
September 30, 2014
Consort Medical to acquire Aesica for $372 million Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital (London) says that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company Aesica Pharmaceuticals...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-30-September-2014_64147.html
September 26, 2014
This Week in CW: BASF said on Wednesday that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. As of 1 January 2015, the paper...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-26-September_64079.html
September 23, 2014
Merck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-23-September-2014_63943.html
September 16, 2014
Seattle Genetics and Genmab enter into antibody-drug conjugate collaboration Biotechnology companies Seattle Genetics (Bothell, WA) and Genmab (Copenhagen) say that they have entered...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-16-September-2014_63843.html
September 9, 2014
Mercachem to acquire Synthon’s API operations at Prague Mercachem (Nijmegen, Netherlands) says that it has agreed to acquire pharmaceutical company Synthon’s (Nijmegen)...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-9-September-2014_63674.html
September 5, 2014
This Week in CW: Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million, 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-5-September_63643.html
September 2, 2014
Amerigen Pharmaceuticals, Ningbo Menovo sign generics deal; Menovo to manufacture APIs Amerigen Pharmaceuticals (Lyndhurst, NJ) and Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical (Ningbo, China) have...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-2-September-2014_63556.html
August 29, 2014
This Week in CW: Albemarle’s $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings was the result of an off-and-on 24-month courtship, according to a joint registration statement filed...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-29-August_63532.html
August 26, 2014
Siegfried reports a slight increase in profits Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a 1.6% rise in net profits for the first six months of 2014 compared with the year-ago period...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-26-August-2014_63389.html
August 22, 2014
This Week in CW: Coatings maker Axalta has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for an initial public offering (IPO) of an undetermined value...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-22-August_63364.html
August 19, 2014
Perrigo's API segment reports fall in sales and operating profits The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business segment of Perrigo (Dublin) reports a 20.5% fall in sales in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-19-August-2014_63287.html
August 15, 2014
This Week in CW: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) announced that it is buying out its two master limited partnerships (MLPs) – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) and El Paso Pipeline...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-15-August_63248.html
August 15, 2014

Hedge fund Third Point reports holding a 22-million share stake in Dow Chemical, valued at $1.1 billion, according to its second-quarter report on US-traded equity holdings with SEC on 14 August. Third Point also reports new stakes in DSM and FMC. Jana Partners joined Third Point with a new FMC stake in the second quarter. 

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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Third-Point-reports-1-8-percent-Dow-holding-Third-Point-Jana-take-stake-in-FMC_63234.html
August 12, 2014
Daiichi Sankyo to sell API plant at Akita to Japanese firm Pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo (Tokyo) says that it has reached an agreement with finished dosage forms producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-12-August-2014_63117.html
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