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May 28, 2015
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's court of audit,  has blocked Petrobras's tender for the concession of the country's first gas pipeline, in a vote carried out on 27 May, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Brazil-court-blocks-Petrobras-gas-pipeline-project_70748.html
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-opens-production-plant-in-Brazil_70679.html
May 22, 2015
Eastman Chemical says it will increase prices on methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in North America and Latin America by 5 cts/lb ($110/m.t.), effective 5 June or as contracts allow. The company cites elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Eastman-to-increase-MIBK-prices_70638.html
May 22, 2015
PotashCorp’s CEO Jochen Tilk on Thursday said that the company will continue to review whether to retain its  shareholdings in fellow potash producers, SQM (Santiago, Chile)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/PotashCorp-reviewing-shareholdings-in-SQM-and-ICL_70628.html
May 20, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reports net income of $71.7 million for the first quarter, down from $81 million one year earlier. Income before tax was $99.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-first-quarter-net-income-shrinks_70519.html
May 14, 2015
Braskem reported net income of $204 million reais ($66.8 million) for the first quarter, down by almost a half from R$396 million in the corresponding period of last year. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-first-quarter-net-income-falls-by-almost-half_70182.html
May 12, 2015
Hexion (Columbus, OH) and Shchekinoazot (Pervomaysky, Russia) have opened a second reactor at the companies' manufacturing joint venture near Tula, Russia, Hexion says. The jv...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Hexion-opens-resins-line-at-Russia-JV-readies-resin-emulsions-capacity-in-Brazil_70330.html
May 7, 2015
Fluor Corp.’s Brazil unit, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fluor-consortium-awarded-contract-for-natural-gas-development-project-in-Brazil_70227.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
May 6, 2015
Solvay reports adjusted net income of €173 million ($196.4 million), up 44% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2015. Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was €502 million, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Solvays-first-quarter-net-income-up-44-percent-YOY_70116.html
April 24, 2015
Petrobras's net loss totaled 26.6 billion reais ($8.85 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, and revenue was 85.04 billion reais, according to the delayed, audited results that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-reports-a-big-net-loss-due-to-corruption-charges-asset-writedowns_69811.html
April 20, 2015
Harvest Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) has acquired the Sergi potash project, near Vales in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. Harvest Minerals has entered into a binding agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Australia-fertilizer-developer-acquires-Brazil-potash-project_69604.html
April 17, 2015
The US Dept. of Commerce on 14 April issued a preliminary determination that China and the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago have been subsidizing melamine imported to the United States, and that the imports can therefore be subjected to countervailing duties. Commerce says it will announce a final determination in late August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Commerce-proposes-countervailing-duties-for-melamine-from-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_69581.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's chemical imports during the first quarter amounted to $9.1 billion, down 6.8% compared with the first quarter of 2014, equivalent to about 7.5 million m.t. in volume terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-chemical-imports-down-in-first-quarter-trade-balance-still-in-deficit_69564.html
April 14, 2015
Petrobras says that it is expecting to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. However, Petrobras also has had to clarify the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-responds-to-reports-of-Braskem-stake-sale_69415.html
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-starts-up-coatings-resins-reactor-in-Brazil_69372.html
April 13, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp. (MC), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced today that they have signed an agreement with state-owned National Gas Company of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-and-partners-finalize-$1-billion-methanol-and-DME-investment-in-Trinidad_69354.html
April 10, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo), the company announced today. Praxair’s plants, which are located...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-ups-plants-supplying-oxygen-to-Brazil-glass-manufacturer_69336.html
April 10, 2015
Indian pharma major Cipla (Mumbai) says that an EU subsidiary will acquire a company in Brazil. Cipla has definitively agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Duomed Produtos Farmaceuticos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indian-pharma-group-acquires-company-in-Brazil_69324.html
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