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May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-on-the-Mittelstand-to-support-TTIP_70636.html
May 22, 2015
Borealis, Europe’s second-largest polyolefins and fourth-largest fertilizers player, has reported solid first-quarter results and outlined to CW its aspirations in polyolefins and fertilizers. Speaking recently to CW, Mark Garrett, CEO of Borealis, said that the company is positively surprised with the results....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Borealis-ups-profit-US-ethane-still-viable-fertilizers-to-double_70563.html
May 22, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) have announced that Siegfried will acquire BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts of its active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Siegfried-to-buy-certain-pharma-ingredients-businesses-from-BASF_70564.html
May 22, 2015
Most of the late-reporting, Europe-based chemical multinationals posted big increases in first-quarter sales partly due to the weakness of the euro, which boosted overseas revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Currency-effects-boost-first-quarter-revenues_70607.html
May 18, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says revenue in the first three months of 2015 was €133.2 million ($148.5 million), down 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-reports-lower-sales-but-strong-profitability-in-first-quarter_70056.html
May 18, 2015
Fragrances and flavors firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its first-quarter 2015 financial results, with sales leaping by 42% year-on-year (YOY), to €668.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-makes-strong-start-to-2015-reports-double-digit-growth-in-sales-profit_70077.html
May 18, 2015
Brenntag has announced today that it achieved sales of €2.57 billion ($2.86 billion) in the first quarter of 2015 compared with €2.42 billion in the corresponding period in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Brenntag-reports-strong-performance-in-all-regions-increases-profit-confirms-outlook_70113.html
May 18, 2015
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by about 4.5% in 2014, according to estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europes-GHG-emissions-fall-by-4-5-percent-in-2014_70460.html
May 15, 2015
Cefic and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU; Brussels) hosted a joint event this week on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-and-US-industry-have-a-responsibility-to-speak-up-in-support-of-TTIP_70434.html
May 13, 2015
Germany’s chemical-pharmaceutical industry returned to moderate growth during the first three months of 2015, according to the latest quarterly report by chemical trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-production-grows-in-first-quarter-but-sales-fall-on-lower-prices-forecast-unchanged_70367.html
May 12, 2015
Olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says it achieved sales in first-quarter 2015 of 88.9 billion forint ($325.4 million), down 12% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/TVK-sales-fall-on-lower-prices-but-profits-leap_70333.html
May 11, 2015
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) has announced the appointment of Pascal Moritz as new business development...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Reverdia-appoints-business-development-manager_70295.html
May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europe-to-limit-emissions-from-medium-size-combustion-plants_70259.html
May 11, 2015
The plastics industry has shown itself to be robust, despite a difficult market environment in 2014, says Josef Ertl, chair of industry trade association PlasticsEurope Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-plastics-producers-positive-in-spite-of-roller-coaster_70298.html
May 8, 2015
Leading Europe-based chemical companies started 2015 solidly, achieving big increases in first-quarter sales and, in some cases, strong growth in earnings. The weaker euro, which makes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Weaker-euro-boosts-leading-companies-revenue_70146.html
May 8, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) says that it welcomes the European Commission’s recent decision to approve several genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BIO-welcomes-European-Commissions-GMO-approvals_70206.html
May 8, 2015
Saudi Aramco has confirmed that Khalid Al Falih has been appointed chairman and has named Amin Nasser as acting president and CEO. Nasser is a member of the board of Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and has held the position of senior v.p./upstream since 2008....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Aramco-names-new-CEO-to-be-separated-from-oil-ministry_70207.html
May 8, 2015
AkzoNobel has finalized the €153-million ($170.4 million) divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July 2014. The acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-completes-sale-of-paper-chemicals-to-Kemira_70208.html
May 8, 2015
The no. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary has restarted, the company has confirmed. The no. 2 Antwerp cracker had a leak on 25 April as a result of a mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Total-confirms-restart-of-Antwerp-NC2-cracker_70181.html
May 7, 2015
Growth and competitiveness in Germany’s chemical industry depend closely on the potential represented by motivated and well-qualified employees, says chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-industry-employers-association-calls-for-shortage-of-skilled-workers-to-be-addressed_70180.html
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