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July 29, 2011
FMC says it has formed a joint venture in Argentina for the distribution of agchemicals. The jv, Ruralco Soluciones (Rosario), is a partnership with a group of achem dealers previously...
July 28, 2011
PotashCorp reported second-quarter earnings of $840 million, or 96 cts/share, up 81% from the same period last year on higher selling prices for potash, phosphate and nitrogen, and...
July 26, 2011
Agchem company Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) says its Makhteshim Agan India (Hyderabad, India) subsidiary has opened a new formulation and packaging plant at Dahej, India, which is a hub...
July 22, 2011
Syngenta recorded first-half Ebitda up 12%, to $2.1 billion compared with the same period one year earlier, on corresponding sales up 14%, to $7.7 billion. The group's crop...
July 15, 2011
This Week on CW: Lonza is acquiring Arch Chemicals for $1.4 billion. At Semicon West 2011 in San Francisco, attendees discussed the growth of end markets and the potential and problems...
July 7, 2011
Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) says it has issued a notice on Kribhco (Surat, India), a producer of ammonia and urea, to close down one of its two urea plants at Hazira near...
July 5, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it has reached settlement agreements with attorneys representing U.S. long-grain rice growers in litigation involving about 11,000 U.S. farmers who claim that a...
June 29, 2011
BASF Crop Protection and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa; Brasilia), a leading Brazilian agricultural research institute, have signed an agreement to...
June 28, 2011
Spending cuts by big pharma companies has led to the global pharma industry’s first ever annual fall in R&D spending, according to research by Thomson Reuters. The...
June 27, 2011
Makhteshim Agan (Tel-Aviv), a leading global producer of generic crop protection chemicals, says it has reached a deal with Isagro (Milan), a Sumitomo Chemical’s subsidiary, for...
June 22, 2011
Fine and specialty chemical producer CABB (Suzbach/Taunus, Germany) has agreed to buy KemFine (Helsinki), a custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, from private equity firm 3i...
June 21, 2011
Leaders of some key major fine chemical manufacturers in Europe, along with industry body the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), say they are concerned that the European...
June 21, 2011
Syngenta’s senior executives will outline the company’s growth prospects at today’s capital markets day at the Syngenta Jealott’s Hill Research Centre in the...
June 21, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added seven substances to the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program candidate list of...
June 16, 2011
Editor's note: I will be out of the office tomorrow, so here's an early, if abbreviated, news round-up.   This Week on CW:   At Chemspec 2011 in Geneva, fine chemicals makers...
June 16, 2011
This year wasn’t mean to be a good year for the agchems market, but that is rapidly changing and it is lifting sales across the fine chemicals sector, say fine chemical...
June 13, 2011
Coromandel International (Secundarabad, India), one of India’s leading phosphate fertilizer producers, says it is raising capacity of its complex NPK fertilizers at Kakinada...
June 10, 2011
Idemitsu Kosan says it has acquired 69.67% stake in agchem company SDS Biotech (Tokyo) through a previously announced tender offer. Idemitsu started a tender offer on May 11 to acquire...
June 6, 2011
BASF says it has joined a group of international research organizations in a four-year partnership to develop a multi-technology strategy for controlling the invasive striga weed in...
May 30, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it will construct a new production line for its herbicide flumioxazin at the company’s production site at Oita, Japan, to meet rising demand for the...
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