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December 10, 2007
Agchem company Nufarm (Melbourne) says it ended discussions with a consortium of investors to buy the company. The consortium, comprising China National Chemical (Beijing), The...
December 3, 2007
Kevin Rudd, Australia’s newly elected prime minister and the country’s Labor Party leader, says that one of his first acts as head of the Australian government will be to...
November 9, 2007
Agchem company Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has received a takeover bid from a consortium of private equity firms Blackstone Group and Fox Paine Management, and China National Chemical...
November 7, 2007
Linde says it is planning to build a helium plant at Darwin, Australia. It will be the first source of helium in the southern hemisphere, Linde says. The plant will produce 750...
November 2, 2007
Private equity firm Blackstone is bidding, together with China National Bluestar Corp., for agchems company Nufarm (Melbourne). But the bid could face a number of rival offers....
October 30, 2007
Syngenta says it has partnered with Brisbane-based Queensland University of Technology (QUT), QUT’s technology transfer and commercialization company qutbluebox, and Farmacule...
October 3, 2007
DuPont says it has entered into a partnership with Plantic Technologies (Melbourne) to develop bio-based materials using Plantic’s polymer manufacturing technology. The companies...
October 2, 2007
The European Court of Justice has ruled that an Austrian ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in certain regions is illegal. Biotechnology industry association EuropaBio (Brussels)...
September 11, 2007
Fertilizer maker Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says it has acquired a 13% stake in explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel (Sydney) for A$250 million ($203 million). Incitec says it paid...
September 7, 2007
Fertilizer maker Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says it has acquired a 13% stake in explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel (Sydney) for A$250 million ($203 million). Incitec says it paid...
September 7, 2007
Fertilizer maker Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says it has acquired a 13% stake in explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel (Sydney) for A$250 million ($203 million). Incitec says it paid...
September 7, 2007
Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI; Tel Aviv) and Agrium (Calgary, AB) have made separate approaches to agchems producer Nufarm (Melbourne) with a view to merging with or acquiring...
August 7, 2007
Arch Chemicals says it has bought the 51% it did not already own in the Koppers-Arch joint venture (KAJV; Sydney) from its partner, Koppers Holdings (Pittsburgh) for $19 million. The...
July 30, 2007
Dow Chemical says it has shut down its 35,000-m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant at Altona, Australia, citing the inability to secure a long-term, economic supply of styrene. Dow says it...
July 27, 2007
Methanex says it has secured enough natural gas to run its 530,000-m.t./year methanol plant at Taranaki, New Zealand through the end of 2007. Methanex operates the plant as swing...
July 26, 2007
Granules India (Hyderabad, India), an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and pharmaceutical formulation intermediate (PFI) producer, says it is expanding its international presence...
July 25, 2007
Orica, the biggest producer of explosives, says it has rejected a A$9.95-billion ($8.3 billion) takeover bid from a consortium of private equity capital companies. “The board of...
July 24, 2007
Dyno Nobel (Sydney), an explosives manufacturer, says it has decided to go ahead with previously announced plans to build an ammonium nitrate (AN) plant at Moranbah, Australia. Dyno...
July 23, 2007
Borouge says it has opened sales and services offices in Melbourne, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand in a bid to grow the company’s presence in Asia/Pacific. Borouge is a...
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