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August 27, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its second-quarter income totaled $83.2 million up 17% year-on-year (YOY). Ebitda for the quarter was $215 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQM-reports-big-increase-in-second-quarter-profit_73223.html
August 26, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical says that it has decided to establish a research center at São Paulo. The center will be called Latin America Research Center, and it will focus on efficacy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sumitomo-Chemical-to-establish-R-and-D-center-in-Brazil_73172.html
August 20, 2015
Brazil's domestic sales index of industrial chemical product usage declined by 4.04% year-on-year (YOY) over the first six months of 2015, according to the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Demand-for-chemicals-fell-in-Brazil-during-first-half_73096.html
August 18, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries says it has accepted Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Grupo Inversor Petroquímica's (GIP; Madrid) joint offer to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-YPF-returns-to-PP-market-with-two-acquisitions-including-stake-in-LyondellBasell-unit_73040.html
August 17, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has released its financial results and said it is in exclusive negotiations with an investment fund active in the fertilizer industry and that has submitted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MBAC-reports-mounting-losses-enters-exclusive-talks-with-investment-fund_73009.html
August 11, 2015
PotashCorp says that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 9.5% stake in Fertilizantes Heringer (Viana, Brazil) and concluded a long-term potash supply agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PotashCorp-completes-acquisition-of-stake-in-fertilizer-company-in-Brazil_72859.html
August 6, 2015
Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco will have its first biorefinery, producing biobased kerosene and diesel. The investment to develop the Plataforma Pernambucana de Bioquerosene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Biorefinery-project-announced-for-northeastern-Brazil_72795.html
August 6, 2015
Oxiteno, the petrochemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), says that its second-quarter Ebitda more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to 203.0 million reais, on sales up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-reports-big-hikes-in-earnings-sales_72807.html
August 6, 2015
Braskem reports a net profit of 1.06 billion reais ($303.1 million)  in the second quarter, up from R$124 million one year earlier. The results benefited from a good operational...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-quarter-two-results-soar-boosted-by-operational-performance_72802.html
August 4, 2015
M. Holland Co. (Northbrook, IL) has completed the formation of its new affiliate in Mexico, M. Holland Latinoamérica. The business is a partnership between M. Holland and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/M-Holland-partners-with-Mexican-distributor-to-expand-Latin-American-presence_72722.html
August 3, 2015
Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES; Rio de Janeiro) and Finep (Brasília), a development agency of the country's ministry of science, technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-launches-$640-million-plan-to-support-development-and-innovation-in-chemical-industry_72693.html
July 31, 2015
Air Products says it acquired an additional 30.5% of the outstanding shares of Indura (Santiago, Chile) for $278 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Air-Products-ups-Indura-stake-to-98-percent_72660.html
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-expands-global-R-and-D-for-cosmetics-personal-care_72560.html
July 24, 2015
Braskem (São Paulo) and Tecon Rio Grande (Rio Grande, Brazil), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilson Sons (Hamilton, Bermuda), have signed a partnership to resume moving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-signs-partnership-to-improve-transport-at-Triunfo-petchem-hub-in-Brazil_72417.html
July 22, 2015
The board of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that the company is considering "strategic alternatives" for its wholly owned fuel-distribution subsidiary, Petrobras...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-confirms-it-is-considering-options-for-fuel-distribution-unit_72356.html
July 22, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that an internal investigation committee has found irregularities in the approval process of a July 2009 contract to provide Braskem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-internal-investigation-finds-irregularities-in-2009-naphtha-contract-with-Braskem_72355.html
July 21, 2015
Brazil’s cumulative chemical trade deficit reached $12.5 billion in the first half of this year, according to figures disclosed by the country's chemical industry association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-drops-in-first-half-as-economic-slowdown-dents-domestic-demand_72335.html
July 20, 2015
Braskem is holding an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on 4 August to appoint a new chairman to replace current chairman, Marcelo Odebrecht, CEO of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-plans-shareholders-meeting-to-replace-chairman_72305.html
July 20, 2015
Braskem will invest 1.5 million reais ($470,000) to build two laboratories to chemically analyze and test polymers, the company has announced. The new spaces, located in the technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-build-two-polymer-research-labs-in-Brazil_72304.html
July 15, 2015
The government of Bolivia has awarded Camc Engineering Co. (Beijing) a 1.24-billion Bolivianos ($178 million) contract for the construction and commissioning of a potassium salts plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bolivia-awards-Chinese-firm-contract-to-build-potassium-salts-plant_72163.html
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