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April 15, 2013
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) by Haltermann Holding (Hamburg). Haltermann has production at Hamburg and Speyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-approves-Haltermanns-acquisition-of-Petrochem-Carless_51111.html
April 15, 2013
Lanxess has provided more information about the company’s performance last year and warned that first-quarter 2013 earnings will be substantially lower than in the corresponding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-expects-strong-2013-despite-weaker-first-quarter_51112.html
March 29, 2013
Versalis, the chemicals arm of ENI (Rome), and leading tire manufacturer Pirelli have agreed to carry out joint research into the use of guayule-based natural rubber in the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Versalis-and-Pirelli-sign-R-and-D-deal-to-use-natural-rubber-in-tire-production_50788.html
March 29, 2013
Wacker Chemie, following its preliminary results announcement in February, has provided more information about its performance in 2012 as well as guidance for 2013, when the company expects flat sales and lower Ebitda compared with last year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Shakeout-in-PV-industry-takes-its-toll-on-Wackers-results_50789.html
March 29, 2013
The European Commission says that “no qualified majority was reached” in a recent vote by EU member states on a possible ban of three neonicotinoids for allegedly harming the health of honeybees....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-member-states-fail-to-reach-majority-in-neonicotinoids-vote_50825.html
March 29, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha), a newly created trading firm, has taken over exclusive responsibility for the marketing, sales, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Qafcos-marketing-activities-transferred-to-new-trading-firm_50826.html
March 29, 2013
The European Commission has lowered the fees and charges that small and medium-size enterprises (SME) have to pay to register chemicals under the European Union’s Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-Commission-cuts-Reach-fees-for-small-and-medium-size-companies_50827.html
March 19, 2013
A legal dispute has erupted between Klesch Group (Geneva), a special situations investor; and Arkema over Kem One (Lyon, France), the former polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Klesch-and-Arkema-at-odds-over-PVC-producer-Kem-One_50302.html
March 19, 2013
Arkema is betting strongly on the Asian and North American markets, focusing its investments on the high-performance materials and coating solutions areas, to remain on track toward its 2016 strategic targets....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Arkema-bets-on-Asia-and-North-America-for-growth_50301.html
March 19, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has reported a more than doubling in fourth-quarter net income, to €271.8 million ($353.7 million), due to favorable one-time effects on income tax...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Merck-KGaA-reports-higher-earnings-increases-savings-target_50459.html
March 19, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is seeing tightening in the polyurethane (PU) and polycarbonate (PC) markets, a situation that should ease with the company’s investment plans. Patrick Thomas, CEO of BMS, on the sidelines of Bayer’s results briefing in Leverkusen late last month said that last year’s toluene diisocyanate (TDI) growth rates were more than 6%....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-expands-PC-and-PU-production-as-markets-tighten_50458.html
March 19, 2013
Linde has acquired a 51% stake in Organic CO2 for Assimilation by Plants (OCAP) joint venture from partner Volker Wessels Stevin Deelnemingen, making Linde the sole owner of OCAP. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Linde-buys-partner-out-of-Dutch-joint-venture_50522.html
March 19, 2013
Lanxess says it has achieved higher earnings in the fourth quarter despite soft underlying demand with Ebitda before one-time items up 37%, to €239 million ($313.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-reports-higher-earnings-closes-plants-until-demand-picks-up_50521.html
March 19, 2013
Evonik Industries reported a 6% drop in fourth-quarter Ebitda, to €492 million ($641.7 million), on 2% lower sales, to €3.27 billion, attributing the decline to destocking by customers and economic weakness. Net income was 86% higher, to €276 million, mainly because of tax effects....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-posts-lower-sales-and-earnings-readies-IPO_50520.html
March 8, 2013
Bayer, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has announced growth targets for 2015. The company—through its Bayer HealthCare and Bayer CropScience subgroups, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-eyes-growth-from-life-sciences-sees-upturn-at-BMS_50344.html
March 1, 2013
Clariant reported an increase in fourth-quarter profits and pledged to improve its margins further, to become one of the most profitable specialty chemical companies....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Reshaped-Clariant-raises-profit-hires-Greenhill-to-sell-assets_50120.html
March 1, 2013
AkzoNobel has accelerated its previously announced restructuring program, and revealed a new set of financial targets to be achieved by the end of 2015. The company also announced a strategy that focuses on end-user markets, operational excellence, and sustainability. It says that the strategy builds on the company’s leading market positions in mature and high-growth markets....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-speeds-cost-cutting-and-announces-new-targets_50129.html
March 1, 2013
Borealis, one of the largest European manufacturers of polyolefins, achieved a 72% rise in fourth-quarter 2012 net profit, driven in part by the company’s growing presence in the European fertilizer sector, in which it continues to expand through acquisition....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Fertilizer-business-will-stabilize-Borealiss-revenue-stream_50121.html
February 21, 2013
Ineos has announced that it will restructure its chlor-vinyls business to address overcapacity in chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as the economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ineos-restructures-chlor-vinyls-business-because-of-downturn_49286.html
February 15, 2013
Sasol has taken a 1.98-billion rand ($221.81 million) impairment charge on its interest in the Arya Sasol Polymer Co. (ASPC; Assaluyeh, Iran) joint venture, and there will be more...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sasols-earnings-decrease-on-big-Iranian-asset-write-down_49846.html
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