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  • BEIJING, May 16- Chinese defense conglomerate China North Industries Group Corp has signed a framework agreement with state-run oil company Saudi Aramco to build a refinery and chemicals complex in northeast China, industry and government officials said on Tuesday. The framework pact, which follows a memorandum of understanding in March, marks one of the...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 16- The chemical manufacturing unit of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas is looking to grow "aggressively" in specialty chemicals to meet demand in new regional markets and profit from higher margins, its CEO told Reuters on Tuesday. The affordability of specialty chemicals in its key markets Southeast Asia, China and India is increasing...

  • SAO PAULO, May 15- Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, on Monday gave a mixed 2017 forecast after its first-quarter profit more than doubled on a growing Mexican operation and stronger demand from Brazilian builders and carmakers. Braskem executives said on a call they expected operating profit in Brazil to drop over the next nine...

  • SAO PAULO, May 15- Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, said on Monday its quarterly profit more than doubled on growing plastics demand from Brazil's automotive and construction industries. Chief Executive Officer Fernando Musa pointed to a steady recovery for demand in the Brazilian market. Braskem shares opened 3 percent higher in...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • Chemours non-executive Chairman Richard Brown, second left, applauds as CEO Mark Vergano, third left, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, Monday, June 29, 2015. Chemours’ spin-off from DuPont is expected to begin trading on July 1.

    JPMorgan raises its rating on Chemours to overweight from neutral, saying earnings will beat expectations next year.

  • *Liveris to retire as chairman of DowDuPont in July 2018. *Investments include expanding Dow's Texas cracker. May 11- Dow Chemical Co, which is merging with DuPont, said Chief Executive Andrew Liveris would retire as chairman of the combined DowDuPont company in July 2018.

  • May 11- Dow Chemical Co, which is merging with DuPont, said Chief Executive Andrew Liveris would retire as chairman of the combined DowDuPont company in July 2018. Liveris said in February 2016 he would retire by mid-2017, following a prolonged battle with hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, who had been questioning his leadership. The investment plans include the...

  • We have punched hard in Q1: Lanxess CEO

    Lanxess CEO Matthias Zachert speaks about earnings and his intention to upgrade the company's portfolio.

  • OSLO, May 9- Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara and maritime technology firm Kongsberg Gruppe are teaming up to build what they said would be the world's first fully electric and self-steering container ship. "The new zero-emission vessel will be a game-changer for global maritime transport contributing to meet the United Nations sustainability goals," the...

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's Commerce Ministry says it has extended anti-dumping tariffs on chloroprene rubber from Japan, the United States and European Union for five years.

  • May 8- Pesticide seller FMC Corp will aim for its industry's fastest revenue growth with the help of assets acquired from rival DuPont, even as farm markets struggle to recover, Chief Executive Pierre Brondeau said on Monday. Philadelphia- based FMC will focus on increasing sales of crop chemicals developed internally, and avoid big acquisitions for a few years,...

  • May 8- Farm pesticide seller FMC Corp will aim for mid- to high single-digit annual revenue growth starting in 2018 with help from acquired assets, Chief Executive Pierre Brondeau said on Monday. Philadelphia- based FMC will focus on increasing sales of crop chemicals developed internally, and avoid big acquisitions for the next few years, after it closes a deal...

  • Raftr delivering content and conversation: Sue Decker

    Sue Decker, Raftr co-founder, talks about the company's conversation-friendly platform that allows people to join networks and discussions.

  • Yahoo sale 'inevitable': Sue Decker

    Sue Decker, Raftr co-founder, weighs in on how the sale of Yahoo will likely benefit the company, Marissa Mayer's "egregious" compensation package, and the issue of cybersecurity.

  • Berkshire's Lubrizol powering profits: CEO

    Eric Schnur, Lubrizol Corporation, chairman, president and CEO, talks about the company's leadership role in the sector, clients as competitors, and new product innovations.

  • Syngenta headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, February 3, 2016.

    ChemChina has won more than enough support from Syngenta shareholders to clinch its $43 billion takeover of the Swiss pesticides and seeds group, the two companies said on Friday.