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Chemical Finance Digest, Aug. 1-5

3:00 PM MDT | August 8, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Topping the headlines this week, earnings continued to be strong despite economic uncertainty. FMC's net income was up 63%, while Solvay's profits rose 12%. Arkema reported its highest historical net income, while Toray rose its full-year earnings forecast. DSM's income rose slightly, Huntsman's was flat, and Dow Corning's fell 14%.   Looking at those earnings reports, you could be forgiven if you forgot about last week's market turmoil, notes CW editor-in-chief Robert Westervelt.   In M&A news, PPG has acquired a Columbian coatings firm and...

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