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March 6, 2014
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Biagro Group (Gral Las Heras, Argentina), a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Bayer-CropScience-acquires-biological-seed-treatment-firm-Biagro_59385.html
March 5, 2014
Agricultural chemical company UPL (Mumbai), which was known as United Phosphorus until last October, says it has increased its stake in UPL do Brasil Industria E Comercio de Insumos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indias-UPL-increases-stake-in-Brazil-agchem-company_59328.html
March 5, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM; Santiago) says its net profit during the last quarter of 2013 totaled $69 million, down more than 50% from the $141.8 million reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-fourth-quarter-net-profit-falls-by-half_59330.html
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
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