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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Sept. 16

3:26 PM MDT | September 16, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
Sasol is planning to invest about $10 billion in a gas-to-liquids chemicals complex in Louisiana.
 
DuPont was awarded $920 million in its suit against Kolon Industries for theft of Kevlar trade secrets.
 
Deutsche Bank has cut its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 earnings estimates for 20 chemical companies by an average of 6% and 7%, respectively.
 
The U.S. has approved major changes to its patent system in a law that was greeted enthusiastically by many major chemical companies.
 
Bayer is planning to realign its strategy in its CropScience division.
 
Around the Web:
 
GOP senators are sponsoring a bill that calls for a regulatory "time-out," in The Hill.
 
The Economist's r-word index, which tracks mentions of the word "recession" in newspaper articles, is once again on the rise.













 
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