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BASF adapts to realities in Asia, will not meet targets

10:56 AM MDT | September 23, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF today outlined plans for growth in Asia and confirmed that targets set a few years ago to achieve €25 billion in sales there, including €12 billion in China, by 2020 will not be met....

BASF's Bock to be next VCI president

7:15 AM MDT | September 23, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Kurt Bock has been elected president of Germany's chemical industry association VCI....

Borealis plans world-scale PDH plant in Belgium, selects UOP process

2:20 AM MDT | September 22, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Borealis said today that it plans to study the feasibility of a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation plant at its production site at Kallo, Belgium....

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Billion-Dollar Club BASF back on top in year of falling revenues

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Americas

Vale says it is yet to decide on fertilizer divestment, despite reports of sale to Mosaic

6:30 AM MDT | September 23, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Vale's (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) board has not yet made a decision on selling a stake in its fertilizer unit, the company said in a securities filing on 22 September. The filing follows information posted in a blog by Jornal O Globo that says Vale is in talks...

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Europe

BASF opens crop-protection technology center in Germany

3:57 AM MDT | September 21, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

BASF has opened an application technology center at its crop-protection division headquarters at Limburgerhof, Germany....

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Same-Day Analysis

BASF adapts to realities in Asia, will not meet targets

1:30 PM MDT | September 23, 2016

BASF today outlined plans for growth in Asia and confirmed that targets it set a few years ago to achieve €25 billion ($28 billion) in sales, including €12 billion in China, by 2020 will not be met. At a BASF roundtable Asia/Pacific for investors and...

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Asia

Sumitomo Chemical to install PP compounds capacity at facility in India

12:29 AM MDT | September 23, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Sumitomo Chemical plans to install polymer production equipment with a capacity of 5,000 metric tons/year at its facility at Chennai, India. It will involve an investment of about ¥500 million-¥1 billion ($5 million-$10 million). The Chennai facility...

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Mid East

Oman to invest in potash mining project

3:31 AM MDT | September 23, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Gulf Mining Group (GMG; Muscat), one of the largest mining and mineral processing companies in Oman, is planning to develop a major potash mining project targeting reserves in central Oman, local reports say, citing CEO Mohammed Yahya al-Shabibi....

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