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August 1, 2011
Lots of big second-quarter earnings reports came in last week, and most were positive. Dow's income rose 63% year-on-year as the company beat estimates. DuPont also beat estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-25-29_36591.html
August 1, 2011
Air Liquide posted an 11% increase in net profits for the first half of 2011 compared with the same period of last year, to €750 million on sales up 9%, to €7.1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Air-Liquide-Posts-Higher-First-Half-Earnings-and-Sales_36552.html
July 29, 2011
Net profits declined 10% at Total's chemicals business in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, to €247 million on sales up 15%, to €5.3 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Totals-Chemical-Earnings-Dip-Despite-Strong-Petchem-Margins_36516.html
July 28, 2011
Rhodia posted a more than doubling in second-quarter net profits compared with the same period of last year, to €113 million on sales up 22%, to €1.6 billion. Recurring...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-Posts-a-Big-Rise-in-Earnings_36487.html
July 27, 2011
The European Commission has cleared a proposed acquisition of the suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) business of the Tessenderlo Group by Ineos. The commission concluded that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Europe-Clears-Ineoss-Acquisition-of-Tessenderlo-PVC-Business_36451.html
July 26, 2011
Rhodia says it diphenols business has partnered with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Laboratory of Innovation for New Energy Technologies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-French-Laboratory-Evaluating-Lithium-Salt-for-Batteries_36426.html
July 4, 2011
PetroChina and Ineos Group have completed a previously announced deal to form trading and refining joint ventures between PetroChina International (London) Company Limited, and Ineos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/PetroChina-and-Ineos-Complete-$1-Billion-Deal-to-Form-Refining-JVs_35909.html
June 20, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended China’s antidumping measures for hydrazine hydrate imported from France, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. for a further...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/China-Extends-Hydrazine-Hydrate-Antidumping-Sanctions_35621.html
June 16, 2011
Rhodia and Umicore (Brussels) have jointly developed a process for the recycling of rare earth elements from nickel metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. The process can service...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-and-Umicore-Jointly-Develop-Rare-Earth-Recycling-Process_35565.html
June 15, 2011
Solvay has launched its friendly cash offer to acquire Rhodia for €31.60/share. The previously announced offer values Rhodia at €3.4 billion. The launch of the offer by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-Launches-Cash-Offer-for-Rhodia_35513.html
June 15, 2011
Ineos's Kerling subsidiary  has agreed to acquire Tessenderlo Group's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) activities, including Tessenderlo's chlor-alkali operations and part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Ineos-Acquires-Tessenderlo-Groups-PVC-and-Chlor-Alkali-Business_35502.html
June 10, 2011
Solvay and Rhodia expect to begin their integration process in early September, provided they receive the relevant approvals, said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, chairman and CEO of Rhodia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-and-Rhodia-Likely-to-Start-Integration-Process-in-Early-September_35168.html
June 9, 2011
LyondellBasell intends to find a buyer for its refinery at Berre, France. The refinery, which was acquired from Shell in 2008, "has not fulfilled economic  projections...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/LyondellBasell-to-Sell-Refinery-in-France_35175.html
June 7, 2011
Arkema today won an appeal against a €219.1 million ($319.8 million) European Union antitrust fine for fixing the price of methacrylates after a court decided that the penalty was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-Wins-Appeal-Against-Antitrust-Fine_35323.html
June 1, 2011
Sumitomo Seika says it will boost superabsorbents capacity at Arkema's Carling, France manufacturing complex. Sumitomo Seika acquired the operation from Arkema in 2008, and Arkema...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Sumitomo-Seika-More-than-Doubles-Superabsorbents-Capacity-in-France_35201.html
June 1, 2011
Rhodia has signed an agreement with leading nuclear power company Areva (Paris) to develop jointly deposits containing a mix of uranium and rare earth elements. Areva has activities in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-Signs-Rare-Earths-Deal-with-Nuclear-Power-Firm_35212.html
May 16, 2011
Jourquin: 'New' Solvay will be less cyclical. Solvay’s recently agreed €3.4-billion ($4.9 billion) takeover of Rhodia will help Solvay to align itself with global mega...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Jourquin-Outlines-His-Vision-for-the-New-Solvay-Following-the-Takeover-of-Rhodia_34819.html
May 16, 2011
European chemical companies continue to report strong first-quarter 2011 earnings on the back of improved volumes and selling prices compared with the same period of last year (CW, May...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Earnings-Rise-in-Europe-on-Improved-Demand-and-Prices_34818.html
May 16, 2011
DSM, and starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), have announced plans to build a commercial-scale plant to produce bio-based succinic acid, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/DSM-and-Roquette-Build-Commercial-Scale-Bio-Based-Succinic-Acid-Plant_34775.html
May 5, 2011
Rhodia reported first-quarter 2011 net income more than doubled, to €151 million ($225 million), on sales up 28%, to €1.5 billion. Organic volume grew 9%, and overall selling...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodias-Net-Income-Soars-on-Improved-Selling-Prices_34586.html
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