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September 10, 2010
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 9.8% year-on-year last week, to 46,906 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reported. U.S. traffic was up...
September 9, 2010
There has also been speculation that Sinochem, in partnership with China's sovereign wealth fund CIC (Beijing), has been in talks to possibly buy a blocking stake in PotashCorp, reports say....
September 8, 2010
Methanex will restart a 470,000-m.t../year methanol plant in Medicine Hat, AB in April 2011. The unit was idled in 2001 following a spike in natural gas feedstock prices that eventually resulted in the shut down of most North American methanol production....
September 3, 2010
Sinochem (Beijing) is in discussions with banks including Citigroup, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley to explore possible plans to block BHP Billiton's (Melbourne) $38.6-billion hostile bid...
September 3, 2010
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 5% year-on-year last week, to 45,451 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reported. U.S. traffic was up...
September 2, 2010
According to PotashCorp, China uses more fertilizer than any other country, accounting for 28% of global consumption. The country also has limited domestic potash production capability and imports three quarters of its potash. A...
September 2, 2010
AkzoNobel, the world's largest paints and coatings company, has been selected by Walmart to be the primary paint supplier to Walmart's U.S. stores. The company will develop and...
September 1, 2010
BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says it has filed an amendment to the tender offer statement in connection with the offer to acquire Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp), at a price of...
August 30, 2010
Agrium would consider purchasing some of the assets, given the strong outlook for fertilizers, CEO Mike Wilson told Bloomberg News....
August 26, 2010
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 6.2% year-on-year last week, to 44,021 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reported. U.S. traffic was up...
August 26, 2010
BHP Billiton said in a filing last week it would seek to exit the cartel, but would with it to "establish the basis for a relationship that provides for continuous and undisrupted supply to export markets and ultimately permits BHP Billiton to market its potash independently.”...
August 24, 2010
Agribusiness firm AWB (Melbourne) says its board of directors has recommended that, in the absence of a superior proposal, the previously announced acquisition of AWB by Agrium at a...
August 20, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billiton has gone hostile in its $130/share bid for PotashCorp. The offer is a 32% premium over PotashCorp's average price for the month up to August 11. In...
August 20, 2010
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 8.4% year-on-year last week, to 44,769 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was...
August 20, 2010
Agrium has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with grain marketer AWB Ltd. (Melbourne) to acquire all the shares of AWB at a price of A$1.50 per share, valuing...
August 16, 2010
Praxair says it will increase prices for argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen by 10%, effective September 1, or as contracts allow. The company will also raise helium...
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