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  • 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.

  • Feb 11- Specialty chemicals maker PQ Holdings Inc, backed by Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $450 million in an initial public offering of common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse Securities and JP Morgan Securities are the lead underwriters, PQ said.

  • Adjusted EPS 48 cents vs estimates 37 cents. Feb 11- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp's fourth-quarter adjusted profit comfortably beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher demand for polyurethane used in foam insulation and paint pigments.

  • Jan 21- Activist investor Daniel Loeb has taken a major stake in Dow Chemical Co, urging the largest U.S. chemical maker by revenue to spin off its lucrative but slow-growing petrochemical unit and focus on specialty materials.

  • Jan 17- Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of its storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.

  • Jan 17- Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of the company's storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.

  • The company estimated it had up to $10 million in both assets and liabilities, according to a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston, West Virginia.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 8- ExxonMobil officially launched the world's first chemical unit that processes crude oil in Singapore, aiming to lower costs to better compete with rivals in a market saddled with excess capacity. But Exxon's new cracker in Singapore allows the company to bypass the refining process by processing crude directly into petrochemicals.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Industrial conglomerate Danaher Corp and private equity firm Blackstone Group LP are pursuing a joint bid for chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc's water technologies unit, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, in a deal that could top $1.5 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- Chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc is in talks with at least eight private equity firms about selling its water technologies unit in a deal that could top $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Chemical tankers in demand as U.S. exports soar Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    *Stolt-Nielsen, Odfjell, Ardmore set to gain- analysts. Nov 1- After four years in the doldrums, the specialized chemical tankers that ply the seas between the United States and Asia are set to generate bumper profits for the handful of companies that own and operate them.

  • UPDATE 1-Mexico again rejects Sherwin Williams Comex bid Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 30- Mexico's competition authority said on Wednesday it rejected an appeal by U.S. paint maker Sherwin Williams over its blocked bid to acquire Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex for $2.34 billion.

  • Oct 29- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp said it expected prices of white paint pigment to come out of a two-year slump by the end of next year as raw material prices stabilize and industrial demand improves. Huntsman shares rose as much as 7 percent, touching their five-year high on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Oct 23- Strong demand for W.R. Grace& Co's construction, packaging and coatings materials helped quarterly profit scrape past analysts' estimates, even as prices of chemical catalysts, its main business, remained low.

  • Oct 22- U.S. chemical maker DuPont's third-quarter revenue rose 5 percent in part due to higher sales of solar panel parts and performance materials. Revenue rose to $7.74 billion from $7.39 billion a year earlier. Net income rose to $285 million from $5 million a year earlier, when the company recorded charges related to severance and restructuring.

  • Patrick Jany, CFO of Swiss specialty chemicals firm, Clariant, tells CNBC that the company had a good fourth quarter and are progressing on the operational side and their portfolio.

  • Cramer Interviews PPG Industries' CEO Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 6:42 PM ET

    Chuck Bunch, CEO of PPG Industries, speaks about his company's future prospects.

  • Despite Poor Economic News, PPG Eyes Bright Future Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    CEO Charles Bunch told Cramer he expects a "solid economic picture" going forward.

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