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May 14, 2010
Braskem reported a net loss of R$123 million ($69 million) in the first quarter, compared with income of $10 million in the same period last year. The earnings decline is due in part...
May 7, 2010
Ube Industries says it will establish a subsidiary at São Paulo, Brazil, which will serve as a launch pad for developing the market for Ube group products in central and South...
April 30, 2010
Kuraray has reported a net profit of ¥4.2 billion ($44 million) for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared with a net loss of ¥3.1 billion in the year-ago period...
April 29, 2010
Braskem (São Paulo) and Venezuela’s state owned petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) have reached an agreement to “evaluate a new model” for planned...
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....
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