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July 12, 2013
The European Commission, member states of the European Union, and European industry are to invest more than €22 billion ($28 billion) in innovation over the next seven years....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EU-and-industry-join-forces-to-invest-$28-billion-in-innovation_53544.html
June 28, 2013
Industry groups, including ACC and American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM; Washington), have issued mostly critical reactions to President Obama’s federal climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Industry-mostly-skeptical-of-Obama-climate-plan_53241.html
June 28, 2013
Israel Corp. (Tel Aviv), the parent of Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv), is examining plans to split its assets into two companies, Israel Corp. said in a statement last week. Israel...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Israel-Chemicals-parent-mulls-split-into-two-companies_53242.html
June 21, 2013
US ethylene prices responded immediately to news of a fatal explosion at Williams’ Geismar, LA, cracker, but the long-term impact of the 13 June incident is uncertain....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Williams-Geismar-cracker-off-line-after-fatal-explosion_53013.html
June 21, 2013
Private equity firm Cinven (London) has won the bid to acquire CeramTec (Plochingen, Germany) from Rockwood Holdings (Princeton, NJ) for €1.49 billion ($1.98 billion), subject to adjustments. Cinven beat out competition from two other private equity firms, BC Partners and Bain Capital....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Cinven-wins-$2-billion-bid-to-buy-CeramTec-from-Rockwood_53014.html
June 7, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. (Riyadh) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar), two major petrochemical companies listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange, have announced plans to study a merger....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sahara-Petrochemicals-Sipchem-study-merger_52678.html
May 31, 2013
Senators Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) and David Vitter (R., LA) on 22 May introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) of 2013—a bipartisan bill to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the 37-year-old law that governs US chemicals management....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bipartisan-TSCA-reform-bill-garners-broad-support_52408.html
May 21, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are forming a vinyls joint venture (CW, May 6, p. 7)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-PVC_52087.html
May 21, 2013
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Monsanto in a landmark intellectual property case involving reuse of genetically modified seeds. The case, Bowman v. Monsanto, involved an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/US-Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-Monsanto-in-Bowman-case_52086.html
May 3, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/European-Commission-proceeds-with-ban-on-neonicotinoids_51709.html
May 3, 2013
First-quarter reports from commodity and diversified chemical makers continue to show a divergence between the fortunes of those with access to advantaged feedstocks and those with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/First-quarter-results-hinge-on-access-to-cheap-feedstock_51710.html
April 26, 2013
Trading in Evonik Industries shares began on 25 April, on the Frankfurt and Luxembourg stock exchanges. It follows three rounds of private placements this year by Evonik’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Evonik-lists-in-Frankfurt-and-Luxembourg-aims-for-MDAX_51511.html
April 15, 2013
The outlook for first-quarter results has dimmed as weaker-than-expected demand led several companies to issue warnings and industry analysts trimmed quarterly estimates....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Trimmed-estimates-early-earnings-turn-sentiment-bearish_51136.html
April 15, 2013
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Mitsubishi Corp. say they are in the final stages of an agreement with the government of Trinidad and Tobago and local partner, Neal & Massy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Japanese-firms-confirm-plans-for-petchem-project-in-Trinidad-and-Tobago_51137.html
April 1, 2013
DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business will pay Monsanto a minimum of $1.75 billion in royalty payments through 2023 to stack Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 (RR2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-and-Monsanto-sign-licensing-deal-end-patent-fight_50831.html
March 29, 2013
Dow Chemical announced plans to build four downstream polymer and elastomer units that would be fed from its planned Freeport, TX, cracker. The investments include a metallocene-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-plans-four-US-polymer-plants-signs-ethylene-supply-agreement-for-Idemitsu-Mitsui-LAO-JV_50830.html
March 19, 2013
Dow Chemical says it plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion from divestitures over the next 18 months, including sales of its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business and plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-Chemical-details-$1-5-billion-divestiture-plan_50546.html
March 19, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries announced plans last week to add 800 million lbs/year of ethylene capacity at its Corpus Christi, TX, site by late 2015 as part of a capital spending ramp-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-boosts-US-ethylene-PE-expansion-plans_50545.html
March 8, 2013
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released a final award amount of nearly $2.5 billion in the arbitration case between Dow Chemical and Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City) related to the aborted K-Dow transaction....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Kuwait-ordered-to-pay-Dow-$2-5-billion-in-K-Dow-case_50367.html
March 8, 2013
A. Schulman last week announced a hostile bid to acquire struggling Ferro for $6.50/share. The offer price represents a 25% premium to Ferro’s closing price on 1 March—the last...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Schulman-makes-hostile-bid-to-acquire-Ferro-for-$855-million_50368.html
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