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Australia fertilizer developer acquires Brazil potash project
Harvest Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) has acquired the Sergi potash project, near Vales in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. Harvest Minerals has entered into a binding agreement with private company Kmine Holdings, which holds a 100% interest in the mineral...

Brazil's demand for plastics contracted significantly during 2014
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim (São Paulo). The current low competitiveness of Brazil's chemical sector...

Brazil chemical imports down in first quarter, trade balance still in deficit
Brazil's chemical imports during the first quarter amounted to $9.1 billion, down 6.8% compared with the first quarter of 2014, equivalent to about 7.5 million m.t. in volume terms, 4.2% lower year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest figures released by...

Petrobras responds to reports of Braskem stake sale
Petrobras says that it is expecting to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. However, Petrobras also has had to clarify the possible inclusion of Petrobras's stake in Braskem in Petrobras's...

Arkema starts up coatings resins reactor in Brazil
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its products previously unavailable in the region, the company says. As production...

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