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  • Albemarle to buy Rockwood in a $6.2 bln deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    July 15- Specialty chemical company Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. The offer translates to $85.53 per share, a 13 percent premium to Rockwood's Monday closing price.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $51.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $65.08.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $51.76. DuPont Co. rose$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $65.27.

  • July 8- California regulators violated the law by approving expanded use of pesticides that have been shown to hurt honeybees needed for pollinating key American crops, according to a lawsuit filed against the state by environmental groups on Tuesday.

  • *Shipping sector under pressure to use fuels with lower emissions. SINGAPORE, July 7- Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions.

  • BEIJING, July 3- Chinese petrochemical imports have become the latest commodity financing tool to come under investigation for possible fraud, highlighting the risks from the widespread use of raw materials as collateral to raise loans and skirt credit restrictions.

  • *Solvay boosts European chemicals sector. LONDON, June 30- European equities steadied on Monday, as gains in chemicals companies led by the Belgian group Solvay were offset by weaker travel stocks after a ratings downgrade caused easyJet shares to slump. European chemicals shares rose 0.6 percent, boosted by Solvay.

  • *Deal comes after Sherwin-Williams's failed deal for Comex. June 30- Paints maker Consorcio Comex SA de CV agreed to be acquired by chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc for $2.3 billion, after the Mexican company's deal with U.S. rival Sherwin-Williams Co fell through earlier this year.

  • June 30- Coatings maker PPG Industries Inc said it would buy Mexico- based Consorcio Comex SA de CV, an architectural and industrial coatings company, for $2.3 billion.

  • Chemical distributor Univar files for IPO Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    June 27- Univar Inc, the largest chemical distributor in North America, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.

  • June 26- Chemicals maker DuPont cut its operating profit forecast for the second quarter and the full year, saying sales in its agriculture and performance chemicals units increased at a slower pace than it had expected. DuPont has been focusing on its agriculture business, its biggest, for the past few quarters.

  • U.S. retailers look to limit pesticides to help honeybees Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    June 25- Home Depot and other U.S. companies are working to eliminate or limit use of a type of pesticide suspected of helping cause dramatic declines in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, officials said on Wednesday.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report that the Swiss crop chemical maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co to create the world's largest agrochemical company.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report the Swiss crop chemicals maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co. to create the world's largest agrochemicals company.

  • *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.

  • *CCI hires Singapore- based trader for naphtha- mkt sources. *Firm currently trades fuel oil, petchem from Singapore. SINGAPORE, June 17- U.S. company Castleton Commodities International LLC is expanding its oil product trading in Asia to include naphtha, market sources said.

  • June 12- Shares of Trinseo SA, a plastic and polymers maker backed by Bain Capital, rose as much as 9 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at up to $981 million. Trinseo raised about $190 million from the offering of 10 million shares, which were priced at $19 per share, at the high end of expected range of $17- $19 per share.

  • MUMBAI, June 9- India is considering a proposal to raise the price of urea, the fertilizer most used by its farmers, by at least 10 percent in order to contain huge subsidy costs that are straining the budget, government and industry officials told Reuters.

  • 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.