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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Jan. 6

3:19 PM MST | January 6, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
With the redesign of our magazine and website officially launched, we took a look back at the biggest stories of 2011.
 
Monsanto’s fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 30% year-on-year on higher Latin American seed sales.
 
The chemicals sector in the U.S. is expected to post modest growth this year, even in a challenging global environment, according to Deutsche Bank.
 
Enterprise Products Partners is officially building a 1,230-mile pipeline from the Marcellus/Utica shale areas in the northeastern U.S. to the Gulf Coast.
 
Indorama Ventures has agreed to purchase FiberVisions, a polyolefin-based mono and bicomponent fibers maker.
 
Around the Web:
 
Reuters contrasts the path of Eastman Chemical from that of its former owner, Eastman Kodak, which is rumored to be on the verge of bankruptcy.
 
JPMorgan has knocked Morgan Stanley off the top of the league tables in chemicals M&A advising, Bloomberg reports.
 
The shale gas boom is leading U.S. states to compete for big chemicals projects, in Business Week.













 
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