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Chemical Finance Digest, Oct. 24-28

4:20 PM MDT | October 31, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Topping the headlines last week, third-quarter at U.S. basic and diversified firms earnings were generally solid despite slowing growth. The story was similar elsewhere. In Europe, sales rose, though raw material prices put pressure on margins. BASF beat estimates and reiterated a positive outlook for the rest of the year. Oil majors’ chemical businesses reported mixed earnings.   Outside earnings, Rentech Nitrogen Partners, the nitrogen fertilizer arm of Rentech, announced plans for an IPO. The business is planning to offer 15 million shares at...

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