Feb 3- Diversified chemicals maker Tronox Ltd said it would acquire FMC Corp's Alkali Chemicals division for $1.64 billion to expand in faster-growing developing economies. Tronox said all of Alkali Chemicals' revenue is booked in the United States, enabling the company to utilize its U.S. tax attributes to offset Alkali Chemicals' pretax income.» Read More
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