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February 18, 2015
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) reports a 14.4% rise in profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, to 570 million ringgit ($158 million) due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/Petronas-Chemicals-reports-rise-in-fourth-quarter-profits_67859.html
February 17, 2015
Japan has extended the period of its antidumping investigation into toluene diisocyanate (TDI) originating from China by four months, until 13 June, Japan's ministries of economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-extends-dumping-probe-on-TDI-from-China_67804.html
February 17, 2015
Kuraray reports a 7.9% fall in net profits for nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥21.3 billion ($178.6 million). Nine-month sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Kuraray-reports-fall-in-profits_67802.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to the United States fell 48% in January from 136,501 m.t. in December 2014, to 71,615 m.t., but shipments to China almost tripled, to 95,149 m.t....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-benzene-exports-sank-to-US-but-soared-to-China-in-January_67801.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 512,852 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in January, surging 72% year-on-year from 298,185 m.t. and up 6.0% from 485,711 m.t. in December 2014, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-soared-72-percent-in-January_67799.html
February 17, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) reports a 55% fall in net profits for full-year 2014 compared with 2013, to 15.0 billion baht ($460.1 million). Sales for 2014 increased 3.8%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/PTT-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-profits_67832.html
February 17, 2015
Arkema and Jurong Chemical (Yancheng, China), the leading acrylic acid manufacturer in China, today announced that they have entered into an agreement, which extends until January...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Arkemas-call-option-to-increase-share-in-acrylic-acid-JV-in-China-extended-until-January-2016_67825.html
February 17, 2015
Wison Engineering Services (Hong Kong) has handed over a 300,000-m.t./year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant to Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals (Yangmei Hengtong; Tancheng, China)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Wison-hands-over-new-MTO-plant-to-Chinese-firm_67819.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 13,239 m.t. of mixed xylenes in January, plunging 61% from 34,066 m.t. one year earlier and down 32% from 19,418 m.t. in December 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-mixed-xylene-exports-sank-in-January_67818.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea exported 47,897 m.t. of toluene in January, down 22% from 61,280 m.t. in December and 36% lower than 78,720 m.t. in the first month of 2014, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Koreas-toluene-exports-fell-in-January_67805.html
February 16, 2015
South Korea’s styrene exports fell 13% in January, to 99,722 m.t. against 114,867 m.t. in December 2014 and shrank 17% from 121,415 m.t. year-on-year, Korea customs service data...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Korea-exports-less-styrene-in-January_67810.html
February 16, 2015
Asahi Kasei reports a 34% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥88.4 billion ($752.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-rise-in-profits_67514.html
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Irena-renewable-energy-can-fuel-Indias-economic-growth_67812.html
February 16, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2014. DIC decided in 2013 to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_67813.html
February 16, 2015
AkzoNobel says that its performance coatings business will invest €2.5 million ($2.8 million) to expand its plant at Cikarang, Indonesia. The expansion is expected to be completed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/indonesia/AkzoNobel-to-expand-coatings-capacity-in-Indonesia_67811.html
February 15, 2015
Fast-growing pharma group Cipla (Mumbai) has announced that it has agreed with existing partner Biopharm SPA to form a joint venture in Algeria. The jv will produce and market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/india_pakistan/Cipla-to-form-jv-in-Algeria-acquires-majority-in-Jay-Precision-Pharma_67797.html
February 13, 2015
KH Neochem (Tokyo) and CPC (Taipei) have agreed to form a jv for the production of isononyl alcohol (INA), says KH Neochem. The companies expect to establish the jv, Taiwan-Japan Oxo Chemical Industries, in June, followed by the construction of a $400 million, 180,000 m.t./year INA plant in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/KH-Neochem-CPC-to-build-$400-million-isononyl-alcohol-plant-in-Taiwan_67794.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko reports a 41% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year ago quarter, to ¥1.36 billion ($11.4 million). Fourth-quarter sales for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Showa-Denkos-chemicals-and-petrochemicals-businesses-report-mixed-results_67753.html
February 12, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will form a joint venture with Eternal Materials Co. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), a producer of plastics, specialty chemicals, and electronic chemicals, to build a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/china/Showa-Denko-and-Taiwanese-firm-form-JV-to-build-bulk-molding-compounds-plant-in-China_67750.html
February 12, 2015
BASF and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM; Bangi, Malaysia) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the UKM Medical Centre at Kuala Lumpur  Anthony Clymo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/southeast_asia/thailand/BASF-and-Malaysian-university-to-promote-research-and-education-in-occupational-health_67747.html
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