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Materials and Metals Chemicals

  • 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,...

  • **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.

  • FRANKFURT, March 9- German drugs and lab supplies maker Merck KGaA forecast stagnant earnings for 2017 as it spends more on developing a cancer drug it hopes will revive the fortunes of its pharmaceuticals division. However, getting avelumab approved for use against newly diagnosed lung tumors, the most common cause of cancer-related deaths, has proven to be...

  • *Part of $29 bln plan to upgrade refining complexes. BEIJING, March 9- Sinopec Corp plans to boost investment in fine chemicals at its Maoming-Zhanjiang refining base in southern China alongside partners like Germany's BASF, a senior executive said in an interview on Thursday. Sinopec, China's largest refiner and petrochemicals producer, is taking the lead in...

  • Akzo Nobel NV, the Dutch paints and coatings maker, said it has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from U.S. rival PPG Industries Inc

  • Pile money into this sector as economy strengthens

    Jim Cramer is bullish on chemical companies, especially lithium, which is why he’s recommending two players in the space.

  • Cramer: Top sector you should pile into as the economy strengthens

    Jim Cramer is bullish on chemical companies, especially lithium, which is why he’s recommending two players in the space.

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    Jim Cramer is bullish on chemical companies, especially lithium, which is why he’s recommending two players in the space.

  • An employee walks through the Akzo Nobel NV paint production facility in Sassenheim, Netherlands.

    Shares of PPG soared, making it the second biggest advancer in the S&P 500 Wednesday.

  • March 8- Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel NV is exploring a sale or merger with a peer, and is in talks with companies including U.S. coatings manufacturer PPG Industries Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Bloomberg News reported earlier that PPG was exploring a potential...

  • FRANKFURT, March 1- Drugmaker Bayer has sold 1.46 billion euros of shares in its chemicals subsidiary Covestro, cutting its stake to 53.3 percent as it raises cash for its takeover of seeds maker Monsanto. The sale of 22 million shares, or 10.9 percent of Covestro's capital, at 66.50 euros each to institutional investors, puts the chemicals maker on track to enter...

  • *Formosa sees fewer obstacles with new EPA chief. TAIPEI, March 1- Formosa Petrochemical Corp. expects faster approval for a planned $9.4 billion petrochemical plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana under the administration of President Donald Trump, the company's chairman said on Wednesday. A subsidiary of Formosa's parent company admitted to massive...