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Clariant confirms outlook on improved second-quarter results
Clariant’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations was up 17% to 83 million Swiss francs ($91.5 million) while revenues from continuing operations declined 1% to SF1.53 billion, the company said today. Sales in local currencies were up 6%...

Biofuels firm Leaf Technologies acquires biotechnology start-up
Lesaffre Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies; Marcq-en-Baroeul, France), a subsidiary of Lesaffre Group (Marcq-en-Baroeul) has acquired Butalco (Fürigen, Switzerland), a company that develops new production processes for second-generation...

Lonza reports huge rise in profits
Lonza recorded net profits of 140 million Swiss francs ($155 million) for the first half of 2014 compared with profits of SF41 million in the first half of 2013. Sales for the first half of 2014 increased by 3.2% compared with the year-ago period, to SF1.80...

Syngenta's first-half growth held back by North America; outlook confirmed
Syngenta’s net income including restructuring and impairment was $1.4 billion, 1% lower in the first six months of this year, on sales up 1%, to $8.5 billion, the company announced today. Earnings per share, excluding restructuring and impairment, were...

Ineos reports higher earnings buoyed by US  feedstock advantage
Ineos today reported unaudited second-quarter results with Ebitda rising 22% to €447 million ($604.5 million) compared with the year-earlier quarter and 11.5% up on the first quarter of this year. North American markets have continued to be strong...

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