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October 14, 2010
Syngenta reported a 10% increase in third-quarter 2010 sales, to $2.2 billion and confirmed that it expects a flat operating profit for the full year. Third-quarter earnings were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Syngenta-Reports-Higher-Third-Quarter-Sales-Expects-Flat-Full-Year-Profits_30185.html
October 14, 2010
Unilever is pushing ahead with plans to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its detergents business across the world and tells CW that as part of its Cleaner Planet Plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Unilever-Seeking-Innovative-Chemical-Partners-for-a-Greener-Wash-not-Greenwash_30130.html
October 3, 2010
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to jointly conduct a feasibility study for a methanol plant project in Ghana. Aiming to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Marubeni-and-Ghana-Government-to-Study-Methanol-Project-in-Ghana_29924.html
September 22, 2010
Sabic has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of HE Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Sabic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sabic-Opens-Office-in-Cape-Town_29660.html
September 15, 2010
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business says it has purchased a majority share of Pannar Seed Limited (Greytown, South Africa) for an undisclosed sum....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/DuPont-Buys-Stake-in-Africas-Largest-Seed-Firm_29499.html
September 13, 2010
Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg) reported a 3% drop to R23.9 billion ($3.3 billion) in operating profit in the year ended 30th June 2010 on sales down 11% to R122.3 billion. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-Chemical-Operations-Show-Improvement-in-2010-Arya-Makes-Solid-Contribution_29434.html
September 7, 2010
Sasol Nitro, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries, plans to divest five fertilizer blending plants in South Africa as part of a settlement agreed with the Competition Commission of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-Sell-Five-Fertilizer-Blending-Plants-in-South-Africa_29275.html
August 24, 2010
Global demand for naphtha will grow significantly between 2010 and 2015 in the Asia Pacific, led by a 4% increase in demand from China’s petrochemical sector, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/China-to-Drive-Demand-Growth-for-Naphtha-through-2015_28997.html
August 20, 2010
Danisco (Copenhagen), a leading food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solution provider, has acquired Research Solutions (Cape Town), a product development company, which supplies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Danisco-Buys-South-African-Product-Development-Company_28939.html
August 17, 2010
South Africa's Competition Commission has ruled that Sasol has abused its dominant market position to overcharge local buyers of propylene and polypropylene (PP) and has referred...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Rejects-South-African-Allegations-of-Overpricing_28752.html
July 28, 2010
AECI (Johannesburg), South Africa's mining and chemicals group, reported a 48% increase in operating profit in the first half of 2010 to R484 million ($66.3 million) on sales 3% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECIs-Profit-Soars-48-percent-in-First-Half-of-2010_28370.html
July 21, 2010
BP has agreed to sell $7 billion of upstream and midstream assets to Apache Corporation (Houston) with proceeds going both toward clean-up costs and potential damages resulting from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/BP-Agrees-$7-billion-Upstream-and-Midstream-Asset-Sale-Declines-Comment-on-CEOs-Departure_28183.html
July 15, 2010
Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) says its OCI Fertilizer International subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire Micro Chemie. Micro Chemie owns and operates ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Egyptian-Firm-Buys-Ammonia-Terminal-at-the-Port-of-Rotterdam_28067.html
July 14, 2010
Yara International says that a fire occurred at the company’s Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Co. (Lifeco) joint venture site at Marsa El Brega, Libya on July 11, while production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/Fire-at-Yaras-JV-Site-in-Libya-Kills-Two_28061.html
July 8, 2010
AECI (Johannesburg) says earnings for the first half of 2010 will more than double as demand for its products continues to grow. The South African explosives and chemicals group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECIs-First-Half-Earnings-Will-More-Than-Double_27884.html
July 6, 2010
The U.K. media is continuing to speculate on the future of BP, following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Times newspaper reports today that the UK government is drawing up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/BPs-Woes-Mount_27839.html
June 29, 2010
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai), along with the government of Ghana plan to build a 2.3 million m.t./year gas-based urea and ammonium nitrate plant in Ghana, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Rashtriya-Chemicals-to-Form-Fertilizer-JV-in-Ghana_27721.html
June 3, 2010
The company will distribute Dow Corning's silicones in four countries in the region...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Univar-to-Establish-Subsidiaries-in-North-Africa_27153.html
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