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November 28, 2014
Brazil has lowered import duties on para-xylene (p-xylene) from 4% to 0%, the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex; Brasilia) announced. The duty reduction is applicable for 80,000 m.t. of...
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...
November 12, 2014
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's tribunal that oversees state spending, says that Petrobras allowed suppliers and contractors to overcharge on contracts for refineries and other projects...
November 6, 2014
Braskem reported net profit of 230 million reais ($91.7 million) in the third quarter, down 42% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company results released today. The...
November 6, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemical subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), reported 62.1 million reais ($24.8 million) in operating income during the third quarter, down from R$113.1 million in...
October 31, 2014
Brazil imported $4.2 billion of chemicals during the month of September, an increase of 8.9% compared with September 2013, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo)...
October 31, 2014
Brazil's chemical production decreased 3.18% year-on-year (YOY) during the third quarter, according to preliminary data released by the economics and statistics team of Brazil's...
October 29, 2014
Verde Potash (Toronto) has been approved for a 57.5 million Reais ($22.9 million) credit line, to be sourced by Brazil's development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro), at a...
October 28, 2014
Borealis is to restructure its operations in Brazil to optimize production, the company said today. Following a €45 million ($57.3 million) investment at its Itatiba plant near...
October 27, 2014
Construction of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos's (YPFB; La Paz) fertilizer complex at Bulo Bulo, Bolivia is 48% complete—including construction, basic engineering...
October 22, 2014
Braskem (São Paulo) has restarted its steam cracker at Santo André in São Paulo State, after a planned 39-day turnaround for general maintenance, Braskem tells CW...
October 21, 2014
Nilit (Migdal HaEmek, Israel), a manufacturer of nylon-6,6 for thermoplastics and apparel applications, has signed an agreement to acquire Invista’s Americana, Brazil...
October 15, 2014
Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
October 14, 2014
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) has signed a contract with Rocha Terminais Portuários e Logística (Paranaguá, Brazil), covering potash storage and cargo...
October 10, 2014
Mosaic has named Floris Bielders general manager/Brazil, effective 15 October. Bielders was also recently named v.p./international distribution. In his new role, he will lead the...
October 2, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has approved the acquisition of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil), a subsidiary of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), by plastic packaging and styrene producer...
October 1, 2014
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the seeds business of Granar (Encarnacion, Paraguay). The private company, founded in 2001...
October 1, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading, integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today that it is considering increasing exports to Brazil following a decision by Camex, the Brazilian...
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...
September 25, 2014
Biofeedstock company Proterro (Ewing, NJ) and Bunge Global Innovation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bunge (White Plains, NY), will carry out a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose...
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