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December 22, 2008
Australia has committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions 5%-15% by 2020 compared with 2000 levels. The main feature of the program is an emissions trading scheme (ETS), due to start...
December 19, 2008
Cargill plans to open two sales and customer service offices for its texturizing ingredients, one at Sydney and another at Melbourne, on January 1, 2009. The move allows Cargill to...
September 8, 2008
Sanofi-Aventis (Paris) says it has completed the acquisition of Symbion Consumer (Melbourne) for A$560 million ($479 million). Symbion Consumer manufactures, markets, and distributes...
September 1, 2008
Sanofi-Aventis (Paris) says it has completed the acquisition of Australian firm Symbion Consumer (Melbourne) for A$560 million ($479 million). Symbion Consumer manufactures and sells...
August 22, 2008
Drilling products and services company Imdex (Perth, Australia) says it has signed a heads of agreement to acquire all shares in specialty chemicals firm Wildcat Chemicals Australia...
August 4, 2008
Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says it has given final approval to a A$935-million ($905 million) project to build an integrated ammonium nitrate (AN) complex at Moranbah, Australia (CW...
July 22, 2008
3M says it has acquired K&H Surface Technologies (Melbourne), a manufacturer of repair products for the professional and do-it-yourself automotive refinish markets. Financial terms...
June 23, 2008
Alcoa of Australia says it has declared force majeure on alumina supply contracts. The company cites disruption of gas supply to its facilities in Western...
May 20, 2008
Yara International and Burrup Holdings (BHPL; Perth, Australia) say they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a 350,000-m.t./year technical ammonium nitrate (TAN)...
May 7, 2008
Orica posted a 7% increase in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended March 31, to A$225 million ($210 million), on sales up 11%, to A$3 billion. The results maintain...
April 7, 2008
Authorities in Australia have warned that four batches of AstraZeneca’s (AZ) blood-thinning drug heparin are contaminated. AZ is the latest in a series of companies, including...
April 2, 2008
Incitec Pivot (Melbourne), Australia’s biggest producer and distributor of fertilizers, has made an offer to acquire explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel (Sydney). The...
December 14, 2007
Agchem company Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has ended discussions with a consortium of investors to buy the company. The consortium is comprised of China National Chemical (ChemChina...
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....
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