July 22- DuPont, the world's second-largest seed maker, said its agriculture business would not improve in the current quarter as it struggles to cope with farmers' preference for soybean rather than corn, the mainstay of the business.» Read More
*Seifi Ghasemi to replace John McGlade. June 18- Industrial gas producer Air Products& Chemicals Inc named Seifi Ghasemi chief executive, amid pressure from Bill Ackman to overhaul its management, sending its shares up 8 percent to a life-high.
June 18- Industrial gas producer Air Products& Chemicals Inc, under pressure from Bill Ackman to overhaul its management, said it has appointed Seifi Ghasemi chief executive. Air Products& Chemicals shares rose nearly 9 percent in premarket trading.
NEW YORK, June 3- American Securities LLC is in advanced talks to acquire specialty chemicals company Emerald Performance Materials LLC from private equity peer Sun Capital Partners Inc for more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
*To pay minority shareholders $14 in cash for each PetroLogistics unit. May 28- A Koch Industries Inc unit will take PetroLogistics LP private in a deal worth $2.1 billion, including debt, gaining control of a plant that can convert cheap U.S. shale gas into propylene, a key petrochemical used to make plastics.
May 28- Propylene producer PetroLogistics LP said it would be taken private by a unit of Koch Industries Inc in a deal worth $2.1 billion, including debt. The unit, Flint Hills Resources LLC, will pay $14 in cash for each PetroLogistics unit to minority shareholders who own 27 percent of the company.
April 23- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products. Dow Chemical cut 5 percent of its workforce and shuttered 20 plants in late 2012..
April 23- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in businesses that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.
April 17- Chemicals maker DuPont expects its agriculture business to grow this quarter as farmers buy seeds and insecticides after a delayed start to planting season in North America, which hurt the company's revenue in the first quarter.
April 17- Chemtura Corp struck a deal to sell its agrichemicals business to rival Platform Specialty Products Corp for about $1 billion as it transforms itself into a pure-play industrial specialty chemical company.
April 17- DuPont reported a steeper-than-expected 3 percent fall in quarterly revenue as its agriculture business sold fewer seeds, herbicides and insecticides.
April 17- Chemicals maker DuPont reported a 57 percent fall in first-quarter net income due to the sale of its performance coating business, which added almost $2 billion to earnings in the year-earlier quarter.
PARIS, March 18- European stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, trimming the previous session's gains as tensions in Ukraine following Sunday's referendum in Crimea kept investors on edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia would move forward with procedures to annex Ukraine's Crimean region, defying Western sanctions.
*Each company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. FMC's shares rose as much as 8 percent to a life-high of $83.94 on Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.
March 10- Chemical manufacturer FMC Corp said it would split into two companies, one comprising its minerals business and the other its agricultural solutions, health and nutrition businesses. FMC's shares rose as much as 8 percent to a life-high of $83.94 in morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
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