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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, August 20

2:55 PM MDT | August 20, 2010 | Vincent Valk

This Week on CW: BHP Billiton has gone hostile in its $130/share bid for PotashCorp. The offer is a 32% premium over PotashCorp's average price for the month up to August 11. In another fertilizer deal involving Australia, Agrium has agreed to acquire Melbourne-based grain marketer AWB for A$1.50/share. LyondellBasell reported second-quarter net income of $203 million. Operating income in the company's olefins & polyolefins/Americas segment jumped by some 123%. Dow has made several senior management changes. The changes "build on the momentum of our new...

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