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February 10, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Tikkurila-reports-4-2-percent-operating-loss-sales-drop-4-percent-in-fourth-quarter-2013_58693.html
February 7, 2014
(Correction: The earnings table included with this story misreported Dow's 4Q12 earnings at $959 million. The correct figure is -$716 million.) North American basic and diversified...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/North-American-firms-report-strong-fourth-quarter-results_58625.html
January 24, 2014
Hedge fund Third Point (New York), on 21 January, revealed a “significant” investment in Dow Chemical and promptly urged management to consider spinning off its petrochemical operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Hedge-fund-Third-Point-pushes-Dow-for-petrochemical-spin-off_58280.html
January 17, 2014
Early earnings reports were mixed, as PPG Industries beat estimates on higher volumes in architectural and industrial coatings and H.B. Fuller fell short of expectations as gross margins declined....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Early-earnings-mixed-but-expectations-mostly-solid_58068.html
January 17, 2014
Saudi Aramco will spend $2 billion to acquire Hanjin Energy’s stake in S-Oil (Seoul), Korea’s third-largest oil refiner and a major producer of para -xylene ( p -xylene), according to Saudi Gazette. Earlier this month, Maeil Business reported that Aramco would buy Hanjin’s entire stake, citing S-Oil CEO Nasser Al Mahasher. Aramco already owns 35% in S-Oil, and the acquisition of Hanjin’s stake would raise its shareholding to 63.4%....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Saudi-Aramco-to-become-majority-shareholder-in-S-Oil_58069.html
January 15, 2014
AkzoNobel says that its full-year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed the €908 million ($1.2 billion) reported in 2012. This has been AkzoNobel's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/AkzoNobel-Economic-environment-still-challenging-maintains-2013-operating-income-forecast_57799.html
January 10, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical says its recently started ethylene plant in Singapore can crack crude oil as feedstock, eliminating the refining steps needed to produce naphtha. ExxonMobil officially opened its expanded Singapore chemical complex on 8 January....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ExxonMobil-says-Singapore-ethylene-unit-will-crack-crude_57881.html
January 9, 2014
Production of chemicals in the European Union increased by 1.8% in October 2013, compared with a year ago, according to the latest Cefic chemicals trends report. Cefic says that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Cefic-EU-chemical-industry-faces-fragile-recovery_57855.html
December 20, 2013
Solvay has announced an agreement to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to Braskem for $290 million. The deal, subject to antitrust approval, will give Braskem a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Braskem-acquires-Solvay-Indupa-for-$290-million_57589.html
December 20, 2013
According to a new forecast from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA; Washington), domestic production of both crude oil and natural gas will continue to grow, with oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EIA-US-oil-and-natural-gas-productions-to-continue-surge_57590.html
December 13, 2013
German chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is “cautiously optimistic” about 2014 prospects, forecasting a 2% chemical production increase in the coming year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/VCI-cautiously-optimistic-for-German-chemical-industry-in-2014-expects-production-rise-of-2-percent_57364.html
December 13, 2013
US chemical makers are firmly “back in the game” thanks to the cost advantage enabled by low-cost shale feedstocks, according to ACC’s year-end review and outlook. US chemical production was up 1.6% in 2013 and is expected to rise 2.5% in 2014 and 3.5% in 2015, says Kevin Swift, ACC chief economist and managing director....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/US-chemicals-production-set-to-accelerate-on-shale-benefit_57365.html
December 13, 2013
German chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is "cautiously optimistic" for the start of 2014, and expects an increase in chemical production of 2% in the coming...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/VCI-cautiously-optimistic-for-German-chemical-industry-in-2014-expects-production-rise-of-2-percent_57310.html
December 6, 2013
Dow Chemical is carving out a $5-billion/year chunk of its chlorine value chain for disposal as part of the company’s long-term shift to higher-margin, noncyclical activities, the company announced on 2 December....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-to-divest-$5-billion-in-chlor-alkali-epoxy-assets_57156.html
December 6, 2013
Rockwood Holdings has entered into a joint venture with Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group (Tianqi; Chengdu), China’s leading lithium company, giving Tianqi a 51% stake and Rockwood a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Rockwood-acquires-49-percent-stake-in-Australian-lithium-producer_57157.html
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/German-chemical-workers-demand-5-5-percent-wage-rise_57003.html
November 18, 2013
The European Union and the United States have concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). "Significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EU-and-US-conclude-second-round-of-trade-negotiations-at-Brussels_56752.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 14, 2013
A large majority—77%— of executives in Germany are in favor of the country's Energiewende, or energy transition, according to a survey conducted by chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Germanys-energy-transition-executives-in-favor-but-not-at-any-price_56695.html
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