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October 24, 2014
BASF today reported a slight increase in third-quarter Ebitda to €2.52 billion ($3.19 billion) compared with €2.49 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Earnings before...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-raises-third-quarter-sales-and-earnings-unlikely-to-achieve-2015-targets_64774.html
October 23, 2014
Novozyme (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) reported a 12% increase in net profit during the third quarter, to 637 million Danish krone ($108.6 million) compared with DK568 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novozymes-upgrades-2014-outlook-net-profit-grows-12-percent-in-the-third-quarter_64703.html
October 23, 2014
Umicore (Brussels), in its business update announcement for the third quarter of 2014, says that the company’s revenue increased 1% in the quarter, compared with the third...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Umicore-records-a-slight-increase-in-revenue_64696.html
October 23, 2014
BASF today appointed Sanjeev Gandhi, 47, to the board of executive directors, effective 1 December 2014. Gandhi, currently head of BASF’s intermediates division, will replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-shuffles-executive-board-as-one-member-retires_64695.html
October 23, 2014
Private equity firms are mulling possible offers for Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the German life science company’s major polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Report-Private-equity-firms-eyeing-Bayer-MaterialScience_64694.html
October 22, 2014
A. Schulman announced today that it is cutting 40 jobs in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), mostly in back office and support functions, as part of a restructuring to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Schulman-to-cut-support-functions-in-EMEA-restructuring_64678.html
October 22, 2014
Lubrizol says that it has invested $20 million in its blending plant operations at Le Havre, France. “Ensuring supply reliability for our customers as the engine-oil market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Lubrizol-invests-in-Le-Havre-plant_64662.html
October 22, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it will spend 2.25 billion Norwegian kroner ($350 million) to increase fertilizer capacity at its Porsgrunn, Norway, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-to-expand-fertilizer-capacity-in-Norway-and-Finland_64658.html
October 22, 2014
Total today named Patrick Pouyanné CEO, following the death of Christophe de Margerie, chairman and CEO, in a plane crash at Moscow airport earlier this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-appoints-head-of-refining-and-chemicals-as-its-new-CEO_64665.html
October 22, 2014
AkzoNobel today announced a €5 million ($6.3 million) divestment of its 50% share in Eka Synthomer, to Synthomer. The divestment follows a strategic review of businesses within...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-sells-stake-in-Eka-Synthomer-to-partner-exits-paper-chemicals_64674.html
October 22, 2014
Stan Higgins, chief executive of the North East Process Industry Cluster (Nepic; Wilton, UK), has been elected European cluster manager of the year 2014. The vote took place at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chief-of-UKs-Nepic-elected-European-cluster-manager-of-the-year_64671.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
October 22, 2014
Pharmaceutical major Roche (Basel, Switzerland) says it will invest about 1.7 billion Swiss francs ($1.8 billion) to construct a new research and development center at Basel. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Roche-to-invest-$1-8-billion-to-build-R-and-D-center-at-Basel_64669.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 22, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical (Esso) for the Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-ExxonMobil-Antwerp-refinery_64668.html
October 22, 2014
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced Ebitda of €69.9 million ($89.3 million) in third-quarter 2014, compared with €68.9 million in the corresponding period in 2013, or 1.5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-improves-profitability-on-lower-sales-in-third-quarter-2014_64663.html
October 22, 2014
Yara International (Oslo), a leading global fertilizer producer, today reported increases in third-quarter earnings and revenues. Net income, after minority interest, rose by 9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-buoyed-by-lower-energy-costs_64660.html
October 21, 2014
Croda International (Goole, UK) has appointed Jez Maiden as new group finance director to take over from Sean Christie, who will step down in 2015 after nine years in the role. Maiden...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Croda-appoints-new-group-finance-director_64439.html
October 21, 2014
Refinery production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the European Union fell 8.5% year-on-year (YOY) for the year through August, to about 483,180 bbl/day on average, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-refinery-LPG-production-down-8-5-percent-demand-dips-1-7-percent_64656.html
October 21, 2014
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its global textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/BASF-to-sell-global-textile-chemicals-business-to-Archroma_64543.html
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