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EU Commission scrutinizes Huntsman-Rockwood TiO2, Ineos-Solvay PVC deals

6:02 AM MDT | March 14, 2014

The European Commission has, as expected, opened an in-depth competition investigation into the planned acquisition by Huntsman of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets from Rockwood. The commission, meanwhile, is examining a revised package of divestments, submitted by Ineos and Solvay and designed to secure competition approval for those companies’ proposed European chlorvinyls joint venture. The commission will make a decision by 22 July on whether to approve Huntsman’s acquisition of the Rockwood assets. Huntsman plans to buy Sachtleben (Duisburg...

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