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February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-environment-committee-votes-for-market-stability-reserve-to-take-effect-start-of-2019_68049.html
February 23, 2015
On the eve of national tariff negotiations in Germany, the employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden) has called on the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), which represents workers in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Chemical-pay-negotiations-to-start-in-Germany-tomorrow_68007.html
February 20, 2015
through the weakening of the euro, early-reporting companies based in Europe gained some relief in the fourth quarter of 2014 from the currency headwinds they had been battling all...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Earnings-reflect-softer-demand-offsetting-weaker-euro_67920.html
February 20, 2015
Total is the latest oil company to announce spending cuts and operating-cost reductions, as well as to write down upstream assets, in response to falling oil prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Total-cuts-costs-spending-writes-down-upstream-assets_67919.html
February 20, 2015
OCI (Amsterdam) has announced that it has formally commenced proceedings to demerge the company’s engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/OCI-details-demerger-of-fertilizers-from-construction-operations_67918.html
February 20, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced sales of €875,000 ($997,000) in fourth-quarter 2014, compared €375,000 in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/METabolic-EXplorer-announces-sales-of-$997000-in-fourth-quarter-2014_67968.html
February 19, 2015
Industrial labor costs are a decisive factor in the global marketplace. The hourly labor cost in the west German chemical industry in 2013 was €53.16 ($60.50), so that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Employers-association-bemoans-high-labor-costs-in-Germanys-chemical-industry_67902.html
February 19, 2015
The winners of a £20-million ($31 million) competition to bring innovative biotechnology projects to market have been announced this week. A total of 23 projects, ranging from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Winners-of-$31-million-UK-industrial-biotechnology-competition-announced_67886.html
February 18, 2015
The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EEA-report-Increasing-use-of-renewable-energy-results-in-falling-carbon-emissions-in-Europe_67856.html
February 17, 2015
Bio-on and Eridania Sadam, both headquartered at Bologna, Italy, have announced that they will work together on defining and optimizing the production of levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Italian-companies-to-collaborate-in-green-production-of-levulinic-acid_67833.html
February 13, 2015
The Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group (SIBDG), supported by Scottish Enterprise (Glasgow), has released the Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland. The document sets out...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Scotland-publishes-plans-for-biorefineries-through-2025_67776.html
February 12, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today announced that it plans to cut 80–90 jobs at its facility in Newport (Isle of Wight, UK). The jobs will be eliminated during...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-to-cut-80-90-jobs-in-UK-invests-$6-5-million-in-Hungary-forms-composite-materials-business-unit_67756.html
February 11, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has today announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2014. The company says that revenue “remained stable” at €547.1 million ($619.4 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Kemira-reports-growth-improved-profitability_67682.html
February 10, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK), the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (Wokingham, UK), the Food and Drink Federation (London), and the British Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/British-industry-associations-call-for-action-on-restriction-of-BPA-use-in-France_67689.html
February 10, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its revenue in fourth-quarter 2014 was €104.4 million ($118.0 million), a drop of 11% compared with sales of €116.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-reports-fall-in-sales-and-profit-in-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014_67678.html
February 6, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical; and Chemie-Cluster Bayern (CCB; Munich) have announced that they have signed an agreement to cooperate and jointly support the development of chemical-based value chains in PlasChem Park at Al Jubail....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sadara-and-Bavarian-partnership-sign-PlasChem-Park-deal_67553.html
February 6, 2015
Solvay has agreed to sell its Germany-based refrigerant business and pharma propellants to Daikin (Osaka). The move forms part of a shift of focus at Solvay’s special chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-divests-Germany-based-refrigerant-business-to-Daikin_67547.html
February 6, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its food specialties business unit has entered into a share-purchase agreement to acquire Prolactal (Hartberg, Austria) and its subsidiary, Rovita (Engelsberg, Germany)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ICL-to-buy-food-ingredients-firm-Prolactal-opens-regional-HQ_67548.html
February 6, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BP have separately announced substantial cuts in capital expenditure (capex) in response to falling oil prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Shell-BP-slash-capex-on-oil-slump-chemical-profits-tumble_67546.html
February 3, 2015
World chemical sales were €3.16 billion ($3.57 billion) in 2013 compared with €3.13 billion in 2012, an increase of 0.9% year-on-year (YOY), according to data released by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-sales-were-17-percent-of-world-total-in-2013_67435.html
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