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Givaudan's first-quarter sales rise

9:38 AM MDT | April 11, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Givaudan (Geneva) recorded sales of  1.09 billion Swiss francs ($1.24 billion) during the first quarter of 2014, according to the company's results, published today. The results are down 0.2% in Swiss franc terms compared with figures reported in the...


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LyondellBasell increases interim dividend, plans additional buybacks

LyondellBasell has increased its first-quarter interim dividend by 17% and announced plans to continue repurchasing shares....

Syngenta's first-quarter sales up 2%, to $4.7 billion

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Evonik announces leadership changes

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BASF to build specialty amines plant at Ludwigshafen

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Songwon to acquire specialty chemicals business of Indian pharma firm SeQuent

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Environment Protection Authority initiates legal proceedings against Orica over ammonia leak

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Mosaic acquires ADM's fertilizer distribution businesses in Brazil and Paraguay

Mosaic agreed to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. The price assumes the delivery of $150 million in working capital at closing, the company says. Under the agreement terms, Mosaic...

Shintech seeks permit for Louisiana ethylene plant

Shintech, the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical (Tokyo), has applied to the Louisiana Department of Environment Quality for a permit to build a 500,000-m.t./year ethylene plant. The company says it has not chosen a site, but a leading candidate will be land already owned by Shintech....

ACC, CI sue to stop railroad from imposing new shipping restrictions

The Chlorine Institute and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from imposing a restrictive new requirement on shippers of chlorine and other toxic inhalation hazard materials. The Fertilizer Institute has joined the complaint....

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