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September 24, 2010
This Week on CW…Snag City: Omnova has agreed to buy Eliokem from AXA Private Equity. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year. BHP Billton's bid for PotashCorp hit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-24_29799.html
September 23, 2010
DSM (Heerlen, the Netherlands), today announced major targets under the company's DSM In Motion strategy, which replaces the Vision 2010 program. The company has also announced the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-Sets-Ambitious-New-Targets-to-Double-Caprolactam-Capacity-in-China_29706.html
September 22, 2010
The global sales of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), which stood at $91 billion in 2009, will grow at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, and is expected to reach $126.3 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Global-API-Sales-to-Reach-$126-Billion-in-2015_29676.html
September 14, 2010
The Ministry of Agriculture (New Delhi) says that India and Brazil are exploring the possibilities of cooperation in the production of ethanol as well as investments in agriculture. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/India-and-Brazil-Explore-Cooperation-in-Ethanol-Production_29489.html
September 3, 2010
This Week on CW: Walmart has chosen AkzoNobel to be its main paint supplier. The world's largest paint company will develop a line of interior paints exclusively for the U.S.'s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-3_29260.html
September 2, 2010
The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), that country's antitrust body, has fined five industrial gases firms for forming a cartel to limit competition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Fines-Industrial-Gases-Firms-in-Antitrust-Case_29183.html
August 25, 2010
The  jv will be one of the world's largest ethanol producers with an annual capacity of 2 billion liters and will sell about 18 billion liters of transportation fuel throughout Brazil at 4,500 retail sites, Shell says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Shell-Cosan-Sign-Binding-Deal-for-Ethanol-JV_29024.html
August 20, 2010
Monsanto says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds. The approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CTNBio-Clears-Monsantos-Bt-Roundup-Ready-2_28946.html
August 19, 2010
Officials at Braskem (São Paulo) told investors today that the company's near-term focus is on incorporating the Quattor and Sunoco acquisitions, and that it could be up to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Details-Investment-Plans-for-the-U-S-Americas_28729.html
August 13, 2010
This Week on CW: A variety of chemical companies saw solid earnings increases, driven by rises in volumes. Braskem, however, was not among them, as the Brazilian's firms earnings slid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-13_28791.html
August 11, 2010
Braskem (São Paulo) has reported second quarter net income of R$45 million ($26 million), down 96% compared with the year-ago quarter. Ebitda rose 42%, to R$1.04 billion. Net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-Earnings-Slide_28702.html
August 10, 2010
The Brazilian mining firm Vale (Rio de Janeiro) plans to combine its fertilizer assets to form a single, listed company, Vale Fertilizantes. Vale last January agreed to buy the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-Plans-to-Combine-Bunge-Fosfertil-Assets_28699.html
August 6, 2010
Lanxess beat market expectations for the second quarter as a result of a strong performance in emerging markets, reporting Ebitda pre-exceptionals of €269 million ($354 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-Posts-Huge-Hike-in-Profits-Raises-Earnings-Forecast-Scales-Back-Cost-Cutting-Plans_28645.html
July 22, 2010
Solutia says it is optimizing and expanding its Saflex polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer manufacturing capacity in South America as part of its strategic plan to continue serving the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solutia-to-Expand-Saflex-Interlayer-Capacity-in-South-America_28301.html
July 22, 2010
Braaskem is selling $350 million in debt due 2020 in a reopening of a $750 million issuance first announced in April, according to Moody's Investors Service (New York). The debt sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-Sell-Debt-in-Continued-Refinancing-Effort_28232.html
July 22, 2010
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of Russia's largest chemical companies and a leading global potash fertilizer producer with about 10% of the market, has more than doubled output of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Russian-Potash-Fertilizer-Producer-More-than-Doubles-Output_28228.html
July 18, 2010
Novozymes says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dedini (Piracicaba, Brazil), a leading company in the sugar-ethanol market, to develop a technological route to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-Signs-Deal-with-Brazilian-Firm-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol_28111.html
June 29, 2010
BASF is considering plans to build a plastic additives facility in the Mideast and is studying possible expansion in Asia, CW has learned. Hans W. Reiners, president/performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Ponders-Plastic-Additives-Plant-in-Mideast-Eyes-Expansion-in-Asia_27723.html
June 23, 2010
Total says it has agreed to acquire 17% of the equity of Amyris (Emeryville, CA), a biotech firm. Financial details were not disclosed. The firms say that under their agreement their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Total-Buys-into-U-S-Biofuels-Start-up_27578.html
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