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  • MEDINA, Ohio _ RPM International Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $152.9 million. RPM International expects full-year earnings to be $2.68 to $2.78 per share. RPM International shares have climbed 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MIDLAND, Mich.— Dow Chemical's second-quarter profit surged, thanks mostly to a large gain related to the restructuring of its ownership in Dow Corning. Dow Chemical announced last month that it was now the sole owner of Dow Corning's silicones unit, which had previously been equally owned by Dow Chemical and Corning Inc.. Dow Chemical, a specialty chemicals...

  • CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. _ Quaker Chemical Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $15 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share. Quaker Chemical shares have risen 26 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Ferro Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $19 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $305.1 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $7.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Houston- based company said it had profit of 24 cents per share. Keywords: Kraton Performance Polymers, Earnings Report.

  • Bayer profits rise 5.7% in second quarter

    John Rountree, managing partner of Novasecta, discusses earnings at Bayer and the company's progress in acquiring Monsanto.

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— DuPont topped most expectations in the second quarter as the chemical maker cut costs ahead of its tie up with Dow Chemical, and it upped its profit outlook for the year. Excluding certain items, earnings were $1.24 per share, which was 14 cents better than analysts had expected, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.

  • TOKYO, July 26- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will accept initial bids for its 70 percent stake in a chemicals company through Aug. 16, with potential suitors including CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Carlyle Group Ltd, sources told Reuters. Takeda, Japan's largest drugmaker by market value, aims to sell its holding in Wako Pure Chemicals Industries Ltd to streamline...

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000- mile journey that began more than a year ago. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and...

  • *Plan to locate in Texas or Louisiana. DUBAI/ KHOBAR, July 25- Saudi Basic Industries Corp, one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups, said on Monday it is studying launching a jointly-owned petrochemicals complex with an affiliate of U.S. The project will be on the United States' Gulf Coast, possibly in Texas or Louisiana, and will include a production...

  • NEW YORK— Shareholders for agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont and Dow Chemical have approved their merger. DuPont said 98 percent of shareholders who participated in its meeting voted in favor of the combination, while Dow Chemical said 97 percent of participating shareholders did the same. DuPont and Dow Chemical were each founded in the 19th...

  • *Monsanto says Bayer's latest bid financially inadequate. *Says open to continuing talks with Bayer, other parties. July 19- U.S. seed company Monsanto Co turned down a sweetened $64 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, but said it was open to further talks with the German healthcare and chemicals group as well as other parties.

  • *Oil steady above $47, latest Libya hitch supports. NEW YORK, July 19- Global equity prices ticked lower on Tuesday as investors took stock of some disappointing U.S. earnings reports and signs that Britain's decision to leave the EU could hurt other economies, while the U.S. dollar rallied to a four-month high. The U.S. dollar rose on a combination of economic news...

  • A Ford Escape sports utility vehicle (SUV) undergoes final inspection during production at the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

    It's not quite salt and a lime, but Ford thinks its cars and trucks could be a pretty good fit with Jose Cuervo, the famed tequila maker.

  • Results in the quarter were marked by currency volatility, including for the British pound.

  • JERUSALEM, July 17- Israel's Discount Investment Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to sell a 40 percent stake in crop protection maker Adama Agricultural Solutions to China National Chemical Corp for $1.4 billion, including debt. Discount Investment said in a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that in return for the remaining Adama shares, ChemChina...

  • JERUSALEM, July 17- Adama Agricultural Solutions said on Sunday a possible merger with smaller Chinese rival Sanonda, first announced last year, could be completed in the first half of 2017.. The first was when a Chinese agency published a proposed amendment to China's securities regulations that would allow a global entity to be combined with one...

  • July 15- U.S. specialty chemicals company Ferro Corp turned down acquisition offers from private equity firms Apollo Global Management LLC and CVC Capital Partners Ltd as too low, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Ferro shares slumped 10.3 percent in extended-hours trading in New York on Friday to $12.80. In March, Ferro shareholder FrontFour...

  • July 15- Specialty chemicals company Ferro Corp turned down acquisition offers from private equity firms Apollo Global Management LLC and CVC Capital Partners Ltd as too low, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Ferro's board met this week and rejected the offers, which were below the company's current trading price of around $14 a share, the people...

  • *H1 crude imports from Iran up 107.9 pct y/y. SEOUL, July 15- South Korea's crude imports from Iran jumped nearly 115 percent in June from a year earlier as cheaper prices for Iranian condensate prompted Asia's major ultra-light oil buyer to boost purchases of the oil products last month. More Iranian condensate imports are expected in the fourth quarter if Iran...