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June 26, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and BP signed several exploration, refining, and production agreements at the St. Petersburg, Russia, International Economic Forum. BP owns 19.75% of Rosneft....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BP-takes-over-Rosnefts-stake-in-Gelsenkirchen-operations_71624.html
June 26, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the leading player in the potash fertilizer industry, has confirmed that it is considering whether it should remain listed on the London Stock Exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Uralkali-to-delist-and-merge-with-Uralchem-to-create-fertilizer-giant_71625.html
June 26, 2015
The construction on the $20-billion petrochemicals and downstream complex of Sadara Chemical is progressing on budget and on schedule, say Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco, the joint venture’s partners....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sadara-to-enter-start-up-phase-Dow-prepares-to-market-output_71626.html
June 26, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Jubail) says that on 23 June it signed an agreement with Ikarus Petroleum (Shouweikh, Kuwait) to buy that company out of two of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sipchem-buys-Kuwaiti-investor-out-of-acetyls-affiliates_71627.html
June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-launches-project-to-investigate-factors-that-damage-honeybee-colonies_71693.html
June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Applied-Graphene-Materials-receives-patent-for-graphene-production-process_71396.html
June 15, 2015
The new name of Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) will be Covestro, effective 1 September. Bayer intends to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest. The plan for BMS to become a separate firm was announced in September 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-MaterialScience-named-Covestro-to-be-listed-soon_71203.html
June 15, 2015
The massive buildup of petrochemical capacity, based on shale gas, in North America is a long-term competitive threat to Europe’s chemical business, says Tom Crotty, group director at Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/IHS-conference-Europe-must-use-shale-to-combat-US-threat_71264.html
June 15, 2015
The European Commission has approved International Chemical Investors Group’s (ICIG) proposed acquisition of a number of chlorvinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-clears-Solvay-Ineos-Inovyn-JV-acquisition-of-Ineos-assets-by-ICIG_71265.html
June 12, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio of two-dimensional (2D) materials to include some not based on carbon. The company says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Thomas-Swan-extends-portfolio-to-include-non-carbon-two-dimensional-materials_71228.html
June 11, 2015
“Together for everything” is the motto of an information campaign that has been initiated by Germany’s energy-intensive companies, the energy sector, and the IG BCE...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-energy-sector-starts-information-campaign-on-the-Energiewende_71174.html
June 11, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has today signed a joint development agreement with UPM (Helsinki) to develop a process for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Metex-signs-agreement-with-UPM-for-production-of-MPG-from-cellulosic-sugars_71167.html
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-Industry-association-trade-union-call-for-more-effective-ways-to-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions_71001.html
June 4, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food, reconfirming a draft opinion that was made available for an open...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-reconfirms-that-acrylamide-in-food-is-a-public-health-concern_70999.html
June 3, 2015
Germany has scored top in Europe and third worldwide in Ernst & Young's (EY) 2015 European Attractiveness Survey. Only China and the United States placed higher in the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EY-survey-Germany-is-most-attractive-investment-destination-in-Europe-number-3-worldwide_70938.html
June 3, 2015
Germany’s chemical industries association VCI (Frankfurt) has expressed reservations on the draft bill introduced by the finance minister on inheritance tax. “The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-on-inheritance-tax-reform-the-chemistry-is-not-quite-right_70968.html
June 2, 2015
Members of the European Parliament’s international committee on trade (INTA) have approved a series of draft recommendations to the European Commission’s negotiators on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliaments-trade-committee-approves-TTIP-recommendations_70866.html
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-action-on-climate-change_70936.html
June 2, 2015
The World Bank has invited Germany to join its "Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition," a new initiative for the development and introduction of an effective global price for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-joins-World-Bank-initiative-for-a-global-carbon-pricing-market_70939.html
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