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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $46.58. DuPont Co. rose$. 87 or 1.2 percent, to $72.10.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $46.42. DuPont Co. rose$. 77 or 1.1 percent, to $72.00.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.84 or 3.8 percent, to $46.34. DuPont Co. fell$. 93 or 1.3 percent, to $71.23.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.53 or 3.2 percent, to $46.65. DuPont Co. fell$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $71.61.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.00 or 2.1 percent, to $47.18. DuPont Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $72.04.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $48.18. DuPont Co. fell$. 52 or. 7 percent, to $72.16.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 66 or 1.4 percent, to $47.72. DuPont Co. fell$. 62 or. 9 percent, to $72.06.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 93 or 1.9 percent, to $47.45. DuPont Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $72.67.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 9- Russia's Sberbank said on Tuesday it had agreed to lend petrochemical company Sibur 42 billion roubles over five years.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.78 or 3.5 percent, to $48.38. DuPont Co. fell$. 39 or. 5 percent, to $72.68.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.47 or 2.9 percent, to $48.69. DuPont Co. fell$. 60 or. 8 percent, to $72.47.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 61 or 1.2 percent, to $49.55. DuPont Co. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $72.91.

  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Potash Corp is reviewing its $4.5 billion worth of investments in China's Sinofert Holdings Ltd, Israel Chemicals, Jordan's Arab Potash Co PLC and Chile's SQM. Tilk said he is content with the influence Potash holds at Arab Potash and Sinofert. No decisions have been made, and Potash Corp would not act without consulting the...

  • Dec 3- Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, the world's largest fertilizer producer, is sizing up its chances of gaining control of the four other fertilizer companies in which it holds minority stakes, Chief Executive Officer Jochen Tilk said on Wednesday. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Potash Corp is reviewing its $4.5 billion worth of minority stakes in...

  • Dec 1- Huntsman Corp said it would cut about 900 jobs and that it was exploring options to reduce capacity at its titanium dioxide, or white pigment, business. The chemical maker, which bought Rockwood Holdings Inc's pigments business for $1.1 billion in October, had been betting on a turnaround in demand for titanium dioxide. "They need to take some action to help...

  • Chemical maker Huntsman to cut about 900 jobs Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    The company said in September it would buy Rockwood Holdings Inc's pigments business for $1.1 billion, betting on a turnaround in the market demand for titanium dioxide, a pigment used to whiten everything from toothpaste to cars.

  • *Process will enable Sasol to meet new environmental rules. *Sasol claims process is a world first. SECUNDA, South Africa, Nov 27- South African petrochemicals company Sasol said it opened an industrial plant that converts toxic waste sludge into fertiliser this week, in an effort to stay ahead of new and tighter environmental regulations.

  • UPDATE 2-Johnson Matthey optimistic for full-year Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 20- Johnson Matthey expects higher earnings this year after the speciality chemicals company increased first-half profits due to stronger sales of its products that help to make cars more environmentally friendly. The company said tighter environmental legislation was mainly responsible for boosting sales in Europe and Asia of its...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Johnson Matthey, the world's largest autocatalyst maker, lifted its full-year forecast on Thursday after beating analyst forecasts with a rise in first-half profit thanks to strong car sales in Europe and tougher environmental rules. Johnson Matthey is among the best performing specialty chemicals companies. The London- listed company...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 19- Four workers who died on Saturday at a DuPont and Co plant in Texas were accidentally asphyxiated by chemicals, the coroner's office said on Wednesday, another finding that suggests the victims were not wearing full safety equipment. A DuPont spokesman declined to say if the victims were caught by surprise by the chemical or sent to repair a leak...