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October 31, 2014
Tosoh reports a 2.8% decrease in net profits for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥13.7 billion ($123 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-fall-in-profits_65014.html
October 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits increased by 21.7% in its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-rise-in-profits-sales_65012.html
October 31, 2014
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating loss of 3.51 billion renminbi ($577 million) in the first nine months of 2014 compared with an operating loss of Rmb59 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Sinopecs-chemicals-segment-nine-month-loss-widens_65009.html
October 30, 2014
ExxonMobil says it has broken ground on the previously announced halobutyl rubber and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin production plants at the company’s petrochemical complex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/singapore/ExxonMobil-breaks-ground-on-halobutyl-rubber-and-hydrocarbon-resin-plants-in-Singapore_65008.html
October 30, 2014
Showa Denko reports a 67.7% fall in net profits for the first nine months of 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥2.17 billion ($20 million). Nine-month sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_64935.html
October 30, 2014
Nippon Shokubai says that it has signed a letter of intent with plastics manufacturer Takiron Co. (Osaka, Japan), to transfer all of the shares of its subsidiary, Nippon Polyester...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-to-divest-Nippon-Polyester-subsidiary_64927.html
October 30, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul) says it has today broken ground on a previously announced electric vehicle battery plant at Nanjing, China, to meet growing demand in the world’s biggest car...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/LG-Chem-breaks-ground-on-electric-vehicle-battery-plant-in-China_64926.html
October 30, 2014
BASF and Toda Kogyo (Hiroshima, Japan), a leading developer and manufacturer of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have agreed to form a joint venture for cathode active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-and-Toda-Kogyo-agree-to-form-JV-for-cathode-active-materials-in-Japan_64924.html
October 30, 2014
Private equity firm Warburg Pincus (New York) says that it has acquired a minority stake in Laurus Labs (Hyderabad, India), a leading developer and manufacturer of active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/New-York-based-private-equity-firm-buys-minority-stake-in-Indian-API-manufacturer-Laurus-for-$90-million_64923.html
October 29, 2014
The chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) reports net profits for the third quarter of 2014 rose 10% compared with the year-ago quarter, to 4.18 billion baht...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Siam-Cements-chemicals-business-reports-rise-in-profits_64888.html
October 29, 2014
Industrial gases firm Messer has signed a 25-year contract to supply oxygen and nitrogen to Hoa Phat Steel, Vietnam’s largest steel producer. Messer will build the third gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/Messer-to-build-air-separation-plant-in-Vietnam_64900.html
October 29, 2014
Hyosung Corp. (Seoul) has signed a deal to sell its packaging business to Standard Chartered Private Equity for 415 billion Korean won ($396.7 million), Hyosung said today in a filing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Hyosung-sells-packaging-business-to-Standard-Chartered_64895.html
October 29, 2014
Ube Industries says that it will establish a subsidiary at Mexico City that will focus on developing the market for Ube products, marketing, and materials' procurement. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-to-establish-subsidiary-in-Mexico_64876.html
October 29, 2014
PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business segment recorded an operating loss of 8.75 billion renminbi ($1.43 billion) in the first nine months of 2014 compared with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/PetroChinas-chemicals-business-narrows-loss_64892.html
October 29, 2014
Kuraray reports an 8.1% increase in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥17.0 billion ($158 million). First-half sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-profits-sales-rise_64875.html
October 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 5.9% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥67.9 billion ($626 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-sales_64851.html
October 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it will construct a new R&D facility that will focus on silicones at Annaka, Japan. Shin-Etsu will invest about ¥5 billion ($47 million) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$47-million-to-build-silicones-R-and-D-facility-in-Japan_64846.html
October 28, 2014
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 40.4% fall in operating profits for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-operating-profits_64844.html
October 28, 2014
BASF's wholly owned tert-butylamine plant at Nanjing started production in June 2013. BASF says that it will expand the production capacity of its world-scale production plant for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/BASF-to-expand-tert-butylamine-capacity-at-Nanjing_64841.html
October 28, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) today announced that Ian Davis, CFO, will retire at the end of December. The board of Nuplex says that the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Nuplex-appoints-new-CFO_64831.html
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