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Materials and Metals Chemicals

  • NEW DELHI/ WINNIPEG, March 29- India's competition regulator said the proposed merger of fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc is likely to hurt competition, but the comments were not expected to prevent the merger. Neither Canadian company has a physical presence in India, but they supply potash to India through Canpotex Ltd,...

  • PARIS, March 27- French oil and gas major Total said it aims to become a major player in the U.S. polyethylene market as it announced a $1.7 billion joint venture on Monday with Austria's Borealis and Canada's Nova Chemical. The new venture plans to build a 1 million tonne per year ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, and is also considering building a 625,000...

  • PARIS— French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration. The plan announced Monday in Paris is the company's largest-ever investment in petrochemicals, and part of its strategy to benefit from cheap...

  • Andrey Guryev, chief executive officer of PhosAgro.

    Trump's protectionist agenda is unlikely to hamper the growth prospects of Russian agrichemicals giant PhosAgro, the group's CEO said on Monday.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont on Monday, declaring itself satisfied with commitments the companies have made to divest businesses. Both plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies. Part of Dow's petrochemical business also will be sold—...

  • FRANKFURT, March 22- With rivals joining forces all around, Germany's BASF has been eyeing a surprise foray into generic pesticides, although the issue is on hold while it looks to snap up assets being spun off in those mergers. BASF is the only player left among the top six in a global seeds and pesticides market worth over $100 billion that has not paired up with a...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Industrial paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel has rejected a second unsolicited takeover bid from U.S. company PPG Industries worth 22.4 billion euros. AkzoNobel CEO Ton Buechner said in a statement Wednesday that the bid "significantly fails to recognize the value of AkzoNobel" and is not in the interest of the company, its...

  • SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after samples of a type of pot were found to contain a level of pesticide residue above the state limit. The Blue Magoo marijuana was sold at Buds 4 U in Mapleton, a community 45 miles west of Eugene, The Capital Press reported. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission...

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ FutureFuel Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $18.7 million. The Clayton, Missouri- based company said it had profit of 43 cents per share. FutureFuel shares have fallen almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HELSINKI, March 15- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded on Wednesday, potentially paving the way for its license renewal in the EU. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional...

  • HELSINKI, March 15- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded on Wednesday, possibly paving the way for its licence renewal in the EU. Contradictory findings on carcinogenic risks have been disputed by European Union and U.S. politicians,...

  • Bottles of Roundup weed killer move along the production line at the herbicide manufacturing facility operated by Monsanto.

    Federal court in San Francisco unsealed documents, raising fears that the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup might cause cancer.

  • **U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **German engineering...

  • **U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **German engineering...

  • **Investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, in the latest sign of interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension...

  • **Investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, in the latest sign of interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension...

  • **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension funds have agreed to partner with LOGOS, a real estate logistics operator, to invest in warehouses in Singapore and Indonesia. **Bahrain- based Investcorp said on Sunday Abu Dhabi state...

  • **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension funds have agreed to partner with LOGOS, a real estate logistics operator, to invest in warehouses in Singapore and Indonesia. **Bahrain- based Investcorp said on Sunday Abu Dhabi state...

  • March 10- Oil refiners shelled out a record over $2 billion to meet U.S. biofuels requirements in 2016, a 70 percent surge that helps fuel a growing debate over who should shoulder the costs for meeting environmental regulations. A Reuters review of regulatory filings from ten refiners, including Valero Energy Corp and CVR Energy Inc, showed that they paid $2.22...

  • CB&I’s Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana

    The US is in the early stages of a manufacturing renaissance, thanks to cheap and plentiful natural gas.