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March 4, 2014
Syngenta today announced that Elatus, a foliar fungicide, has been approved by the Brazilian authorities. Elatus is one of the company’s succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-approves-Syngentas-SDHI-fungicide-Elatus_59288.html
March 3, 2014
The fertilizer business of mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) posted negative adjusted Ebitda of $105 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with positive adjusted Ebitda of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-fertilizer-business-swings-to-loss-on-lower-prices-sales_59277.html
March 3, 2014
Argentina's chemical output fell 7.8% in January 2014 compared with January 2013, according to the latest monthly industrial estimates released by state statistics office Indec (Buenos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-January-chemical-output-shrinks-7-8-percent_59263.html
February 28, 2014
Repsol says that its board has accepted a $5-billion offer of compensation from the Argentinian government for Argentina's expropriation of a 51% stake in YPF (Buenos Aires) and YPF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Repsol-accepts-$5-billion-in-compensation-from-Argentina-for-expropriation-of-YPF-stake_59237.html
February 25, 2014
Braskem has revised the price of its stock tender offer to minority shareholders of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to 2.40 Argentinian pesos/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Braskem-raises-offer-for-Indupa-listed-shares-by-78-percent_59070.html
February 24, 2014
Kemira announced today that it will invest in an expansion of facilities and a new reactor capable of multipurpose chemicals production at its Telêmaco Borba plant, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-expands-paper-chemicals-operations-in-Brazil_59044.html
February 20, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemicals business of Ultrapar (São Paulo), posted a 47% increase in Ebitda for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the corresponding quarter of 2012, to 107...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-reports-higher-earnings-and-sales_58978.html
February 19, 2014
Verde Potash (Toronto), a Brazilian fertilizer development company, said on Tuesday that the Brazilian government will help fund the construction of its previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Verde-Potash-secures-financing-for-Cerrado-Verde-project-in-Brazil_58894.html
February 14, 2014
CP Kelco announced today that it is expanding capacity by 30% at the company’s pectins plant in Limeira, Brazil. Pectin is a texturizer derived from citrus peels and beet pulp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CP-Kelco-expanding-pectins-capacity-in-Brazil_58833.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Braskem's consolidated net profit was 15 million reais ($6.22 million) in the last quarter of 2013, down 95% from the fourth quarter of the year before, when net profit amounted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-net-profit-drops-95-percent-in-the-fourth-quarter_58805.html
February 12, 2014
Provincial authorities in Argentina have rejected an environmental-impact statement for Monsanto's  planned 1.5-billion peso ($192 million) corn seed production facility, a move...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Monsanto-seed-production-project-faces-new-delay_58773.html
February 7, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, said today that it has acquired a 25% stake in Equiplan Participacoes, which is the main shareholder in Terminais...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Uralkali-buys-stake-in-port-terminal-in-Brazil-eyeing-expansion-of-Latin-American-market_58674.html
February 4, 2014
A disagreement over the distribution of local tax revenue threatens to slow, or even stop, Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) Carnalita potash project in the state of Sergipe, in northeastern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Local-tax-disagreement-threatens-Vale-potash-project-in-Brazil_58533.html
February 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-to-acquire-Brazilian-waterproofing-materials-company_58529.html
January 28, 2014
Praxair today announced that it has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém’s (CSP; Fortaleza, Ceará State...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-to-build-cryogenic-plant-for-Brazilian-steel-mill_58375.html
January 27, 2014
Argentina's basic chemicals output in December 2013 fell 4.7% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest figures released by state statistic office Indec (Buenos Aires). Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-basic-chemical-output-down-4-7-percent-in-December_58329.html
January 22, 2014
Codexis last month abandoned the development of biobased detergent alcohols, but LS9 is pushing ahead with its own program. The firm continues to develop plans for commercial-scale production in Brazil, and construction could begin this year, according to Gary Juncosa, executive v.p./chemicals at LS9....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/LS9-moving-forward-on-Brazil-fatty-alcohols-project_58158.html
January 21, 2014
Brazil incurred a trade deficit for chemcial products of about $32 billion during 2013, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-reached-a-record-$32-billion-in-2013_58151.html
January 21, 2014
Bunge says that Pedro Parente, president and CEO of its Brazilian operating company, will retire effective 30 June. Parente, 60, has led Bunge’s Brazilian operations since...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-president-and-CEOBrazil-to-retire_58138.html
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