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December 19, 2014
Clariant says that it has signed an agreement to divest its water treatment business operating in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia to Ecolab. Financial details of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Ecolab-to-acquire-Clariants-water-treatment-business-in-Latin-America_66355.html
December 18, 2014
Operations at the Zárate-Campana chemical cluster in Argentina have been paralyzed for one week as a result of industrial action, according to local media reports. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Reports-Industrial-action-paralyses-chemical-hub-in-Argentina_66298.html
December 9, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical and Monsanto say that they have entered into long-term agreements to collaborate on weed management in Brazil and Argentina, expanding their ongoing strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Sumitomo-Chemical-Monsanto-expand-weed-management-collaboration-to-South-America_65979.html
November 19, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santigo) reported a net income of $66.4 million during the third quarter compared with $138.9 million year-on-year (YOY). However, this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-reports-39-6-percent-Ebitda-margin-in-third-quarter-highest-for-six-quarters_65530.html
November 14, 2014
Dow Chemical plans to expand capacity and enhance production technologies and equipment at its four polyethylene (PE) production units at Bahia Blanca, Argentina, starting in 2015. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Dow-to-expand-PE-capacity-in-Argentina_65437.html
November 13, 2014
Brazil's competition authority CADE (Brasilia) has rejected Braskem's proposed acquisition of Solvay's 70.59% stake in chlorvinyls company Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires). The decision...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Brazil-blocks-Braskems-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa-update-adds-Braskem-comment_65343.html
September 30, 2014
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it will acquire the flavors and natural food colors division of Peruvian company Montana SA (Lima) for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Frutarom-acquires-flavors-and-natural-colors-business-of-Montana-SA-in-Chile-and-Peru_64133.html
September 3, 2014
Chile's financial regulator SVS (Santiago) has levied a combined $163-million fine on eight individuals and the country's largest brokerage firm, Larrain Vial (Santiago), for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Chiles-financial-regulator-fines-SQM-CEO-and-7-others-a-combined-$163-million-for-illegal-share-trading_63592.html
September 1, 2014
Argentina's output of polymers and synthetic rubber rose 31.4% year-on-year (YOY) in July, according to national statistics office Indec (Buenos Aires). Overall production of polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-polymer-and-synthetic-rubber-output-up-31-percent-in-July_63547.html
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 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 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
June 24, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Brazils-antitrust-authority-challenges-Braskems-acquisition-of-Indupa_61991.html
June 3, 2014
Marubeni is interested in taking over a potash project at Rio Colorado, Argentina that was previously being developed by Vale (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from Argentine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Report-Marubeni-eyes-Argentinas-Rio-Colorado-potash-project_61509.html
June 2, 2014
Argentina will exempt local biodiesel production from a 41% consumption tax, following a vote in the Argentine congress late last week. The exemption is valid until 31 December 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-to-exempt-biodiesel-from-41-percent-consumption-tax_61476.html
May 23, 2014
ExxonMobil, jointly with Gas y Petróleo del Neuquén (Ciudad de Neuquén, Argentina), have discovered oil and gas in an unconventional shale well in Neuquén...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/ExxonMobil-discovers-oil-and-gas-in-Argentine-shale-well_61299.html
May 21, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) posted first-quarter net income of $81 million, down 46.5% year-on-year (YOY), as sales volumes from most business lines...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-net-income-down-more-than-46-percent-on-lower-sales_61193.html
May 9, 2014
DAK Americas Argentina (Zarate) has acquired CabelmaPET, a recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into food-grade recycled raw materials. The deal is subject to post-closing review by Argentina’s antitrust authorities....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/DAK-Americas-Argentina-acquires-PET-recycler_60925.html
May 7, 2014
Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP; Santiago) will close its steam cracker at Hualpén, Chile, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary in the country will shutter its low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Reports-Dow-and-ENAP-to-close-units-in-Chile_60859.html
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