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April 22, 2010
Braskem is currently planning to sell several hundred million dollars in new debt, reports say. Ratings agencies Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings say the new issue will...
April 16, 2010
The $60 million site will produce 450,000 m.t. of UF resin and 150 m.t. of formaldehyde annually....
April 15, 2010
Petrobras and Sinopec have agreed to "assess opportunities for [Sinopec's] partnership in the Comperj petrochemical complex" near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....
April 12, 2010
The Brazilian plant will serve various manufacturing sectors, including automotive, auto parts, aerospace, cold forming, and general industry....
April 6, 2010
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Sunoco Chemicals’ polypropylene (PP) business for about $350 million, following the...
April 1, 2010
Dynea (Helsinki) has sold its 50% share in Dynea Brasil SA to its joint venture partner Arauco do Brasil, a leading producer of MDF, particleboard and related lumber and forestry...
March 17, 2010
Brazilian trade officials say they are considering suspending patent and intellectual property rights on goods including agricultural chemicals, biotechnology products, and...
March 3, 2010
Braskem reported a fourth-quarter net loss of R$893 million ($496.7 million), compared with a net loss of R$2.1 billion in the same period of 2008. The relative improvement was driven...
February 24, 2010
Braskem and Idesa have approved a previously announced joint venture to build a $2.5-billion, 1-million m.t./year ethylene complex at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Braskem and will hold a 65%...
February 18, 2010
Sugar and ethanol company ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) and renewable energy company Brenco (São Paulo) say that ETH has taken over Brenco and that they have completed an...
February 15, 2010
Brazilian polyolefins producer Braskem (São Paulo) says it will buy Sunoco Chemicals’ polypropylene (PP) business for about $350 million in cash. The sale includes...
February 11, 2010
Brazilian polyolefins producer Braskem (São Paulo) is expected to detail plans for its long anticipated U.S. acquisition by early February, says Polyolefins Consulting (No...
February 11, 2010
Vale, which is acquiring Bunge's Brazilian fertilizer business, is the buyer....
January 29, 2010
The company has agreed to acquire assets from Yara after agreeing recently to purchase Bunge's Brazilian fertilizer assets....
January 22, 2010
Braskem parent Odebrecht (São Paulo) and Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) have announced their agreement to merge Braskem with rival thermoplastics...
December 29, 2009
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says it has received a R$2.6 billion ($1.48 billion) loan from Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de...
December 28, 2009
U.S. agribusiness firm Bunge (White Plains, NY) says it has agreed to purchase Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Unisa Moema Participações (Moema; São Paulo)...
December 9, 2009
A group of 25 companies from France and Brazil, including Rhodia, have made a joint commitment to develop industrial partnerships aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG)...
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