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March 2, 2015
Chemical output in European rose by a paltry 0.3% in 2014, compared with the previous year, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. European chemical sales clawed back...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemicals-growth-stagnant-in-2014-Cefic_68187.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 27, 2015
Sibur has announced that a ceremony has been held to lay the first foundations for ZapSibNeftekhim, the company’s biggest investment project, at Tobolsk, Russia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sibur-launches-biggest-project-completion-may-be-delayed_68078.html
February 27, 2015
A consortium consisting of Haldor Topsoe, Ferrostaal’s industrial projects business unit (Essen, Germany), and Fauji Fertilizer (Rawalpindi, Pakistan) has agreed to develop a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Topsoe-Ferrostaal-Fauji-Fertilizer-to-build-Tanzania-fertilizer-complex_68079.html
February 27, 2015
Solvay says that it is building a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) plant in the United States, more than doubling the company’s capacity for the product. PEEK is a high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-selects-the-United-States-for-its-second-PEEK-plant_68144.html
February 27, 2015
Bayer reported on 26 February increases in quarterly and annual sales and earnings and provided optimistic guidance for 2015. Chairman Marijn Dekkers, speaking at a press briefing in Leverkusen, also gave an update on the planned separation of Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) from the rest of the group. BMS is one of Bayer’s three subgroups and accounts for about one third of company sales....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-profits-up-spin-off-on-track-reorganization-pending_68147.html
February 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), today reported that its sales rose to 5.57 billion Swiss francs ($5.9 billion) in full-year 2014, an increase of 13% in local currencies, or 8.3% in reporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-reports-record-year-2014-sales-grow-8-percent-to-$5-9-billion-Ebit-leaps-21-percent_68179.html
February 25, 2015
The German chemical marked a year of ups and downs in 2014 with a weak quarter, chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says in its latest summary. Sales for the full year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-industry-closes-2014-on-weak-note-production-expected-to-grow-1-5-percent-in-2015_68070.html
February 25, 2015
The national salary negotiations for workers in Germany’s chemical industry have been adjourned without agreement. The negotiations between the employers association BAVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-chemical-industry-pay-talks-adjourned-without-result-employers-playing-with-fire_68066.html
February 24, 2015
LyondellBasell said today that it has reached an agreement with Karyn Ovelmen, executive v.p. and CFO, for her “separation from the company.” Ovelmen will continue as CFO for up to three months under the agreement while the company conducts a search for her successor....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/LyondellBasells-CFO-to-leave-the-company_68035.html
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
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 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 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
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