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December 18, 2015Inovyn (London) says it will close a chloromethanes plant at Runcorn, UK, effective 1 March 2016. The closure forms part of Inovyn’s plan to focus chloromethanes production at the...
December 18, 2015Linde says it will not achieve the target for 2017 of a return on capital employed (ROCE) of 11–12% and that it now expects ROCE of 9–10%. The targeted group operating profit for...
December 18, 2015Yara International (Oslo) says that it has agreed to acquire Greenbelt Fertilisers, a distributor of fertilizers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, for $51 million...
December 18, 2015Adama Agricultural Solutions (Tel Aviv), formerly known as Makhteshim Agan Industries, says that it will commercially collaborate with five China-based crop protection firms to become...
December 18, 2015Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) plans to expand its presence in Africa over the next five years and expects sales there to reach €500 million ($541.69 million) by 2020 compared with...
December 18, 2015The specialty chemicals market volume index fell 2% year-on-year (YOY) in November on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, the American Chemistry Council says. The index also...
December 14, 2015Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it is acquiring Wiberg (Salzburg, Austria) for $130.4 million. Wiberg is a producer of savory flavors with...
December 14, 2015The corporate tax for companies registered in Germany will rise from about €123.2 billion ($135.4 billion) to about €144 billion 2019, an increase of nearly 20%, according to...
December 14, 2015Ministers and other officials from almost 200 nations, after two weeks of negotiation, have reached agreement on climate change at the conference meeting in Paris, COP21. The key...
December 11, 2015Fluor says that it has agreed to acquire Stork Holding (Utrecht, Netherlands) from private equity firm Arle Capital Partners (London) for $755 million. Stork has a workforce of more...