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August 1, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals reports a 27.6% fall in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥3.4 billion ($33 million). Sales in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-reports-fall-in-profits_62922.html
August 1, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits decreased by 46.8% in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-profits-closes-Kashima-cracker_62921.html
August 1, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports a 13.3% fall in net profits for the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the prior-year quarter, to ¥17.0 billion ($165 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-reports-fall-in-profits_62920.html
August 1, 2014
A series of at least five gas explosions late on Thursday killed 25 people and injured about 270 others in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. The blasts rocked the city's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Propylene-explosions-at-Kaohsiung-kill-25-injure-hundreds-Update_62925.html
July 31, 2014
Ube Industries reports a net loss of about ¥1.1 billion ($10.7 million) in its fiscal first quarter ended 30 June, compared with a net loss of ¥200 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-widens-loss_62857.html
July 31, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical reports an 80.7% rise in net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥14.05 billion ($137 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_62853.html
July 31, 2014
Tosoh reports a 65.6% decrease in net profits for the company's fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to ¥2.2 billion ($21.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tosoh-reports-fall-in-profits_62849.html
July 31, 2014
Showa Denko says it has decided to acquire Air Products’ high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan, in order to strengthen its special material gas business. Taiwan Showa Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Showa-Denko-to-acquire-Air-Products-high-purity-chlorine-business-in-Taiwan_62845.html
July 31, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a 76.5% rise in net profits for the company's fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2014, compared with the year-ago quarter, to ¥3.57 billion ($34.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Tokuyama-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_62844.html
July 29, 2014
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals is to form a new polymers company at the end of this month to build and operate a superabsorbents production facility at Yeosu, South Korea, to meet brisk...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/Sumitomo-Seika-Chemicals-outlines-superabsorbents-investment-in-Korea_62771.html
July 29, 2014
M&G Chemicals says that its wholly owned subsidiary, M&G International, has formed a joint venture with Anhui Guozhen Co. (Guozhen) to build a $325-million cellulosic biorefinery at Fuyang, China. M&G will hold a 70% stake in the company, Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery Co., and Guozhen will hold the remaining 30%....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/M-and-G-forms-JV-with-Chinese-firm-to-build-$325-million-biorefinery-in-China_62762.html
July 28, 2014
Gail India and Sumitomo, one of Japan’s largest trading groups, on Friday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) covering cooperation in gas procurement and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Gail-and-Sumitomo-sign-MOU-on-energy-and-petchems-cooperation_62731.html
July 28, 2014
Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) says it has signed a letter of intent with Chau-Hai Chen Group (Taipei) to raise its stake in CSB Battery (Taipei), a producer of lead-acid batteries, by 26%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/taiwan/Hitachi-Chemical-to-raise-stake-in-CSB-Battery-reports-higher-revenues_62733.html
July 25, 2014
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 77.2% fall in operating profits for the second quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-huge-fall-in-operating-profits_62712.html
July 24, 2014
Shin-Etsu today reported its financial results for the first fiscal quarter, ended 30 June. Consolidated net income was up 2.8%, to ¥32.9 billion ($324.1 million), on 8.7% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings_62690.html
July 24, 2014
S-Oil (Seoul) today reported improved second-quarter results and outlined investment plans under new increased ownership by Saudi Aramco, including construction of an olefins complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/S-Oil-swings-to-profit-to-diversify-portfolio-with-olefins-complex_62689.html
July 24, 2014
JSR (Tokyo) says that a 19-year-old employee of the company died in an accident on 23 July at the company’s synthetic rubber manufacturing facility at Yokkaichi, Japan. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/JSR-employee-killed-in-accident-at-synthetic-rubber-plant-in-Japan_62686.html
July 22, 2014
Sinopec says that it produced 5.1 million m.t. of ethylene in the first half of 2014, 5% more compared with the corresponding period of last year. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/Sinopecs-ethylene-output-increases-5-percent_62632.html
July 18, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul) today reported a 43% drop in second-quarter net profit, to 226.8 billion South Korean won ($220.3 million), citing poor performance in its chemical sales and a strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/korea/LG-Chem-reports-lower-second-quarter-profits-flat-revenues_62583.html
July 16, 2014
3M announced today that it will acquire Sumitomo Electronic’s 25% stake in its Japanese subsidiary Sumitomo 3M for ¥90 billion ($885 million). Upon completing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/3M-to-acquire-Sumitomo-Electronics-25-percent-stake-in-Japanese-subsidiary_62479.html
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