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September 9, 2011
Yara International is at an advanced stage of negotiations to acquire most of BASF's nitrogen fertilizer assets, according to several press reports this week. BASF put most of its...
August 31, 2011
Solvay's previously announced bid to acquire Rhodia has been successful. French financial markets authority AMF (Paris) published today the results of Solvay's tender offer, which show...
August 26, 2011
Total is planning to merge its refining and petrochemical businesses, according to a report by French newspaper Les Echos, citing trade union sources. The move, which is due to be...
August 8, 2011
The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) has set a closing date of Wednesday August 24, 2011, inclusive, for the friendly public takeover of Rhodia by Solvay. This follows Friday's...
August 2, 2011
Arkema reported its highest historical net income at €184 million ($265.2 million) in the second quarter of this year with sales rising by more than 10% to €1.77 billion...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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