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August 29, 2014
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) and Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) have signed an agreement covering the development of unconventional hydrocarbons in Neuquén...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Petronas-YPF-to-develop-uncoventional-hydrocarbons-in-Argentina_63533.html
August 27, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reports a net profit of $71.1 million for the second quarter, down almost 35% year-on-year (YOY). Pretax profit also fell, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-second-quarter-net-profit-drops-almost-35-percent_63410.html
August 27, 2014
Methanex says that it anticipates gas curtailments in Trinidad in the second half of 2014 to be higher than those experienced in the first half. The National Gas Company (NGC; Couva...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Lower-gas-supply-to-reduce-production-at-Methanex-plants-in-Trinidad_63407.html
August 21, 2014
Billionaire George Soros has more than doubled his stake in Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires), purchasing 8.47 million shares during the second quarter, Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Report-Billionare-Soros-more-than-doubles-stake-in-Argentinas-YPF_63333.html
August 20, 2014
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver) has received environmental and operating licenses for a direct application natural fertilizer (DANF) processing capacity expansion in the Cerrado region...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuSolo-Fertilizers-receives-environmental-operating-licenses-for-DANF-expansion-in-Brazil_63312.html
August 20, 2014
Braskem could be forced to halt operations at two of its production units in Brazil in the coming weeks if talks with Petrobras over naphtha-supply pricing do not come to an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Braskem-could-halt-two-units-if-naphtha-contract-talks-with-Petrobras-fail_63311.html
August 18, 2014
Brazil's chemical trade deficit amounted to $17.2 billion in the first seven months of the year, down of 3.4% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest figures published by Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-decreases-more-than-3-percent_63268.html
August 18, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing the world’s largest and highest grade deposit of polyhalite, announced today the signing of an additional binding take-or-pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Sirius-signs-potash-offtake-agreement-with-Central-American-distributor_63262.html
August 14, 2014
Clariant will increase ether amines production at the company's Suzano, Brazil facility, the company announced today. The "multimillion Swiss franc" capacity expansion will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-to-expand-ether-amines-capacity-in-Brazil-doubling-worldwide-production_63191.html
August 14, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it has selected the city of Curitiba, in the state of Parana, Brazil, as the location of its next forest products manufacturing site in Latin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-selects-Brazil-site-for-forest-products-facility_63190.html
August 8, 2014
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales' (YPF; Buenos Aires) sales of petrochemical products—domestic and exports—totaled 1.48 billion Argentine pesos ($178.3 million) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/YPFs-petrochemical-sales-up-23-percent-on-higher-peso-denominated-prices_63086.html
August 7, 2014
Braskem reported 124 million reais ($54.3 million) in net profit for the second quarter, compared with a R$125-million loss one year earlier, according to the company's results...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit_63056.html
August 7, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemical subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), generated 63.7 million reais ($27.9 million) in operating income during the second quarter, down almost 13%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-operating-income-down-13-percent-on-lower-volumes_63047.html
August 5, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says it has agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria Comércio e Serviços (São Paulo) for an enterprise value of $318...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_62981.html
August 4, 2014
Johnson Matthey announced on 29 July that it has established a site for a new catalyst plant in Brazil. The new plant, which will be part of the company's process technologies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Johnson-Matthey-builds-catalyst-plant-in-Brazil-Update_62792.html
July 31, 2014
Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) gross operating revenue from its fertilizer operations totaled $661 million in the second quarter, down about 18% year-on-year (YOY), and net revenue amounted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-fertilizer-revenue-down-18-percent_62871.html
July 30, 2014
Air Liquide will invest close to €40 million ($53.9 million) in an air separation unit (ASU) that will supply paper maker Klabin's factory at Ortigueira --as well as to another...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-to-build-&euro40-million-ASU-in-Brazil_62700.html
July 28, 2014
Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Biotech-firm-Ceres-to-expand-sorghum-sugarcane-research-in-Brazil-under-innovation-grant_62745.html
July 23, 2014
Syngenta today announced plans to broaden and scale up its Plene platform of integrated sugarcane solutions. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with New Energy Farms, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-expands-Plene-sugarcane-platform-with-new-agreement_62651.html
July 21, 2014
Evonik Industries has confirmed plans to build a previously announced plant to produce precipitated silicas at Americana, Brazil, near São Paulo. Evonik says it is investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-confirms-plans-for-precipitated-silicas-plant-in-Brazil_62606.html
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