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July 31, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2015, more than doubled compared with the year-ago period, to ¥41.9 billion ($338.2 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-higher-profits-flat-sales_72646.html
July 31, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals reports net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2015, nearly quintupled compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥16.8 billion ($135.6 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Improved-trading-conditions-lift-Mitsui-Chemicals-earnings_72635.html
July 31, 2015
Tosoh reports more than a fivefold increase in net profits for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2015 compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥11.4 billion ($92.0 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-profits-more-than-quintupled_72633.html
July 31, 2015
Teijin reports net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2015, of  ¥11.2 billion ($90.3 million), up nearly sevenfold compared with the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Teijin-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_72632.html
July 31, 2015
Ube Industries reports net profits of ¥6.3 billion ($50.8 million) for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2015, compared with a net loss of ¥1.1 billion in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-swings-to-profit_72649.html
July 30, 2015
A seasonal increase in gasoline demand in the US means there is strong demand for high octane blend stocks and this has seen an increase in demand for para-xylene in the region. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Reverse-flow-of-p-xylene-short-lived_72549.html
July 30, 2015
Industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo) says that it has agreed to acquire Renegade Gas Pty (RGP; Ingleburn, Australia), a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso-acquires-industrial-gases-company-in-Australia_72543.html
July 30, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) on Thursday announced that it is acquiring one-third stake in refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo) from Royal Dutch Shell for ¥169 billion ($1.4billion). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-Kosan-acquires-Shells-stake-in-Showa-Shell-for-$1-4-billion_72551.html
July 28, 2015
A tight market may prompt US purified terephthalic acid (PTA) consumers to look at Asia as an alternative for para-xylene (PX), according to IHS Chemical. Discussions have emerged this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Asia-p-xylene-market-emerges-as-likely-candidate-for-alternative-to-US-consumers_72295.html
July 28, 2015
The main aromatics products imported into China dropped hugely in May, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total import volumes into China for the month amounted to 1.51 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Chinas-aromatics-imports-plummet-in-May-rebound-in-June_72474.html
July 27, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has completed the previously announced tender offer to acquire additional shares in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Toray-completes-tender-offer-for-additional-shares-in-former-Woongjin-Chemical_72442.html
July 27, 2015
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says that it will increase the prices for its entire range of phenolic antioxidants globally by 5%. The increase is effective for all orders...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Songwon-increases-prices-for-phenolic-antioxidants_72435.html
July 23, 2015
SK Innovation (Seoul) on Thursday reported a return to profit in the second quarter on better refining margins. Consolidated net income in the period to end of June 2015 reached 587.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Innovation-swings-to-profit-listing-lubricant-business-no-longer-a-priority_72383.html
July 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical posted a 14.3% increase in net profit for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June—compared with the year-earlier quarter—to ¥37.6 billion, on sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-posts-higher-profit-sales_72394.html
July 22, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has filed for liquidation. The company says it lacks the ability to repay debt due for repayment. The company held a provisional...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/China-PTA-company-files-for-liquidation_72359.html
July 22, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul) has signed a contract with Korea Petrochemical Industry Co. (KPIC; Seoul) to expand a naphtha South Korea, the engineering firm says in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/GS-Engineering-to-expand-cracker-aromatics-complex-in-South-Korea_72357.html
July 22, 2015
S-Oil (Seoul), a major oil refiner and producer of aromatics, on Wednesday reported an increase in second-quarter earnings. The company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, says  that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oils-second-quarter-earnings-soar-sales-are-down_72353.html
July 22, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals on Wednesday said it has revised its sales and earnings forecast for the first half of the year, covering 1 April–30 September, to reflect improved business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-upgrades-earnings-forecast-on-high-naphtha-cracker-operating-rates_72348.html
July 20, 2015
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) has merged its Hanwha Compound and Hanwha Next subsidiaries under the Hanwha Compound business, according to local news reports. The combined entity will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Reports-Hanwha-Chemical-merges-compound-business-units_72308.html
July 17, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul) reports a 56% increase in second-quarter net profits compared with the corresponding period of last year, to 352.9 billion South Korean won, on sales down 14%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-posts-big-hike-in-profits-but-sales-dip_72275.html
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