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February 27, 2015
Oxiteno, the chemicals business of Ultrapar (São Paulo), posted a 98 million reais ($34 million) Ebitda during the last quarter of 2014 down 9% year-on-year (YOY), according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-Ebitda-drops-in-fourth-quarter_68181.html
February 26, 2015
Petrobras has hired JP Morgan Chase to run $3 billion worth of asset sales planned for this year, according to a Reuters report citing two sources with direct knowledge. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Petrobras-mulls-$3-billion-asset-sale_68115.html
February 24, 2015
The construction of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos' (YPFB; La Paz) previously announced fertilizer complex at Bulo Bulo, Bolivia, is advancing and is 64.4% complete, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bolivias-YPFB-fertilizer-project-64-percent-complete_68040.html
February 23, 2015
Braskem has not yet approved its 2015 investment budget, and the company's board has decided to take a couple of extra months to refine it because of the volatility in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-board-yet-to-approve-2015-budget-future-of-Comperj-petchems-project-uncertain_68005.html
February 19, 2015
Evogene's (Rehovot, Israel) wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel; and Insolo Agroindustrial (Sao Paulo) have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evogene-signs-castor-bean-collaboration-deal-with-Brazilian-agribusiness-firm_67889.html
February 16, 2015
Plant Impact Plc today announced that it has signed an agreement with Bayer CropScience to develop yield-enhancing technologies for soy cultivation.  The agreement encompasses a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-CropScience-and-Plant-Impact-sign-soy-deal-covering-the-Americas_67815.html
February 12, 2015
Braskem swung to a net loss of 24 million reais ($8.4 million) during the last quarter of 2014; the company broke even in the same quarter of 2013.  Over the whole of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-loss-in-the-fourth-quarter_67757.html
February 9, 2015
The Petrobras board has approved the election—with a majority vote—of Aldemir Bendine as CEO of Petrobras, replacing Maria das Graças Silva Foster, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-elects-new-CEO-CFO_67649.html
February 5, 2015
Low water levels at hydroelectric dams are putting Brazil at risk of increasingly frequent power cuts, a development that is likely to hurt energy-intensive sectors such as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lack-of-rain-threatens-Brazils-petchem-industry_67535.html
February 5, 2015
Brazil's state-owned oil firm Petrobas said today that CEO Maria das Graças Silva Foster, along with five other executives, will step down effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-CEO-and-five-other-executives-resign_67504.html
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 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
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
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