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February 4, 2015
Syngenta today reported fourth-quarter integrated—but excluding lawn and garden—sales of $3.47 billion, 8.0% up on the year-earlier quarter and up 12% at constant exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-reports-virtually-unchanged-earnings-on-higher-sales-expects-unchanged-results-in-2015_67475.html
February 3, 2015
Sumitomo Corp. has acquired a 65% share of Agro Amazonia Produtos Agropecuarios (Cuiaba, Brazil), a distributor of farm and livestock supplies—including agricultural chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sumitomo-Corp-acquires-65-percent-stake-in-Brazil-agchem-fertilizer-distributor_67450.html
February 2, 2015
Lubrizol says that it has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica (Paulínia, Brazil), a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lubrizol-acquires-Brazilian-firm-EcoQuimica_67400.html
January 29, 2015
Fortaleza, a Bostik (Paris) subsidiary, has opened a manufacturing facility at Queimados, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bostik-opens-adhesives-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_67311.html
January 29, 2015
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Sinopec have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intention of forming a partnership to develop projects in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/YPF-Sinopec-plan-oil-and-gas-JV-in-Argentina_67315.html
January 26, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has put its Itafós Arraias, Brazil, operations into minimum production mode to conserve working capital because now is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-fertilizer-producer-ponders-mothballing-operations-partnering-or-divesting-assets_67204.html
January 23, 2015
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-acquires-stake-in-Brazilian-health-and-personal-care-firm-Beraca_67161.html
January 22, 2015
Petrobras reiterated yesterday that supply to the market would not be affected by a recent explosion at the company’s Landulfo Alves refinery in Bahia State, Brazil. The refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-says-refinery-blast-will-not-impact-supply_67080.html
January 19, 2015
Praxair says it is changing its exchange rate to line up with the Sicad II rate of 50 bolivars to the dollar rather than government's official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Praxair-to-shift-exchange-rate-for-Venezuela-operations_66970.html
January 19, 2015
Brazil's chemical trade deficit totaled about $31.2 billion in 2014—approximately $400 million below estimates disclosed by the country's chemical industry association (Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-down-2-4-percent-in-2014_66968.html
January 16, 2015
Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in Brazil—a collaborative effort to establish further the aviation biofuel industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Boeing-Embraer-in-biobased-aviation-fuel-R-and-D-partnership_66935.html
January 16, 2015
Petrobras concluded the first naphtha shipment out of the company's newly completed Abreu e Lima refinery, in Brazil, earlier this week. The naphtha delivery is for Braskem, Petrobras...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-ships-first-naphtha-cargo-from-new-Brazil-refinery_66931.html
January 16, 2015
Braskem has completed investing about 50.0 million reais ($18.9 million) at the Camaçari petrochemical cluster in Bahia, Brazil, to expand production capacity for linear...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-completes-metallocene-LLDPE-expansion-in-Brazil_66927.html
January 14, 2015
Braskem says it has improved the efficiency of naphtha usage at the company's Triunfo, Brazil, petrochemical complex. The improvement was made at the site's olefins-1 production unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-improves-feedstock-energy-efficiency-at-Brazil-site_66745.html
January 13, 2015
Petrobras has signed a deal to provide technical assistance to fish farmers operating in the Castanhão dam, in Brazil, as the company accelerates its efforts to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-steps-up-efforts-to-produce-biofuels-from-fish-innards_66790.html
January 12, 2015
Clariant says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB) from Geosol (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), a world leader in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-acquires-remaining-shares-of-Companhia-Brasileira-de-Bentonita_66736.html
December 24, 2014
Energy majors Lukoil (Moscow) and Rosneft Petroleum Co. (Moscow) have signed a package of legally binding documents covering the sale by Lukoil of its interest in the National Oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Rosneft-buys-Lukoils-stake-in-Venezuela-focused-NOC-consortium_66453.html
December 22, 2014

In a 13-2 vote, the legislature of the US Virgin Islands has rejected an operating agreement proposed by Atlantic Basin Refining as part a deal to acquire the 355,000-bbl/day Hovensa refinery at Saint Croix, VI, from its current owners, PDVSA (Caracas) and Hess (New York).

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/US-Virgin-Islands-rejects-terms-of-Hovensa-sale_66399.html
December 22, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vale’s (Rio de Janeiro) shares in Fosbrasil, a producer of downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ICL-acquires-full-ownership-of-Fosbrasil_66392.html
December 22, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that it has acquired two companies—Premiata and Overlake—that are headquartered in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Premiata, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Altana-acquires-two-companies-in-Brazil_66390.html
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