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  • BAGHDAD, Jan 28- Royal Dutch Shell has signed a deal with Iraq worth $11 billion to build a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra, Industry Minister Nasser al-Esawi said on Wednesday. Esawi told a press conference in Baghdad the Nibras complex, which is expected to come on line within five to six years, would make Iraq the largest petrochemical...

  • BAGHDAD, Jan 28- Royal Dutch Shell signed deal with Iraq worth $11 billion to build a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra, Industry Minister Nasser al-Esawi said on Wednesday. Esawi told a press conference in Baghdad the Nibras complex, which is expected to come on line within five to six years, would make Iraq the largest petrochemical producer...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 39 or. 9 percent, to $44.17. DuPont Co. fell$. 93 or 1.3 percent, to $73.18.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 47 or 1.1 percent, to $44.09. DuPont Co. fell $1.57 or 2.1 percent, to $72.54.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.00 or 2.2 percent, to $43.56. DuPont Co. fell $1.71 or 2.3 percent, to $72.40.

  • Jan 27- Chemicals maker DuPont said it expects to buy back shares up to $4 billion using the dividend from the spinoff of its performance chemicals business. The company also raised its cost reduction target by $300 million to at least $1.3 billion. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $683 million, or 74 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $44.56. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $74.11.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 44 or 1.0 percent, to $44.13. DuPont Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $73.87.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 56 or 1.3 percent, to $44.01. DuPont Co. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $73.59.

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court is ordering lower courts to take a new look at a dispute over a chemical company's efforts to cut costs in its health plan for retired workers. M&G Polymers USA LLC is the current owner of the facility. The case is M&G Polymers USA LLC v.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 79 or 1.7 percent, to $44.57. DuPont Co. fell $1.30 or 1.7 percent, to $73.79.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 31 or. 7 percent, to $45.05. DuPont Co. fell$. 75 or 1.0 percent, to $74.35.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 51 or 1.1 percent, to $44.85. DuPont Co. fell$. 86 or 1.1 percent, to $74.23.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 62 or 1.4 percent, to $45.36. DuPont Co. rose$. 91 or 1.2 percent, to $75.09.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $44.78. DuPont Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $74.25.

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $44.69. DuPont Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $74.16.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 61 or 1.4 percent, to $44.74. DuPont Co. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $74.18.