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August 1, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits decreased by 46.8% in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-profits-closes-Kashima-cracker_62937.html
August 1, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports a 13.3% fall in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the prior-year quarter, to ¥17.0 billion ($165 million). First-quarter sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Asahi-Kasei-Mitsui-Chemicals-post-lower-profits_62938.html
August 1, 2014
A series of at least five gas explosions late on Thursday killed 25 people and injured about 270 others in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The blasts rocked the city's...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Propylene-explosions-at-Kaohsiung-kill-25-injure-hundreds_62939.html
August 1, 2014
Arkema's quarter-two net income fell by 58%, to €47 million ($63 million) from €112 million one year earlier, according to the company's latest results published today. Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Arkema-profit-falls-58-percent-_62940.html
August 1, 2014
Arkema has reached an agreement for the supply of propylene from Enterprise Products Partners (Houston), as part of Arkema's procurement policy for key raw materials, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/-signs-propylene-procurement-deal-with-Enterprise_62941.html
August 1, 2014
Wacker reports a near doubling in second quarter net profit and a major increase in sales in all its business segments. Net income rose 94.7% to €29.4 million ($39.4 million) while...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Wacker-raises-earnings_62942.html
August 1, 2014
Ashland reports fiscal third-quarter earnings from continuing operations down 20% year-on-year (YOY), to $71 million, or 90 cts/share, on sales down 1%, to $1.6 billion. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Ashland-earnings-beat-estimates_62943.html
August 1, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 131.54 132.69 Airgas (ARG) 106.37 107.31 Albemarle (ALB) 61.34 62.19 Ashland (ASH) 100.10 104.83 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 42.56 43.31 Cabot (CBT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Chemical-stock-update_62944.html
August 1, 2014
The CW75 index dropped 0.6% for the week ended 29 July, dipping below the MSCI World Index, which decreased 0.3%, and in line with the S&P 500, which also fell 0.6%. Basic chemical shares grew 0.7%, diversified shares dropped 0.6%, and specialty stocks fell 0.4%....
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/CW75-Stock-Performance_62876.html
July 31, 2014
CB&I together with Chiyoda Corp. have been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) services contract for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project by Golden Pass...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/CB-and-I-and-Chiyoda-awarded-LNG-export-project-in-the-US_62886.html
July 31, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 132.69 135.65 Airgas (ARG) 107.31 108.80 Albemarle (ALB) 62.19 67.36 Ashland (ASH) 104.83 107.27 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 43.31 44.32 Cabot (CBT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Chemical-stock-update_62887.html
July 31, 2014
FMC reports net income of $109.1 million, or 81 cts/share, down 8% year-on-year (YOY), on revenues up 13%, to $987.8 million. Excluding special charges, adjusted earnings totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/FMC-earnings-rise-ag-rebounds_62885.html
July 31, 2014
Evonik Industries today reported second-quarter net income of €139 million ($186.2 million), down 28% on the year-earlier period. Sales were 1% higher at €3.25 billion. Evonik...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Evonik-reports-lower-earnings_62884.html
July 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has signed an agreement with Cross Industries (Wels, Austria), to acquire a 51% stake in its subsidiary, Wethje Holding (Hengersberg, Germany), a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Mitsubishi-Rayon-acquires-majority-stake-in-Wethje-Holdings_62883.html
July 31, 2014
Showa Denko says it has decided to acquire Air Products’ high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan, in order to strengthen its special material gas business. Taiwan Showa Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Showa-Denko-to-acquire-Air-Products-high-purity-chlorine-business-in-Taiwan_62882.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales_62881.html
July 31, 2014
Air Liquide reported €3.77 billion in revenues during the second quarter, down 2.4% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's results published today. The figures exclude...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Air-Liquides-quarter-two-revenue-down-2-4-percent_62879.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay says it has signed a binding agreement to sell its US-based sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business Eco Services to CCMP Capital Advisors, following a bidding...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Solvay-to-sell-Eco-Services-_62880.html
July 30, 2014
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals formed a new company, Sumitomo Seika Polymers Korea Co., at the end of July, which will build and operate a superabsorbents production facility at Yeosu...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Sumitomo-outlines-superabsorbents_62824.html
July 30, 2014
Stepan says it is carrying out front-end engineering design for a $60–70-million chemical production facility in the industrial corridor of Ascension Parish in Louisiana. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Stepan-plans-plant-in-Louisiana_62825.html
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