NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $38.89. DuPont Co. fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $60.26.» Read More
Mark Gulley, BGC Financial analyst, breaks down the industrial company's quarterly earnings and weighs in on whether the company is targeted for a break up.
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.
LONDON, Oct 21- The FTSEurofirst 300 index edged up to a new five-year high on Monday, helped by a record peak on Wall Street, strong earnings and expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain its easy policy. Dutch paints and chemicals company Akzo Nobel surged 6 percent after results.
OSLO, Oct 18- Norwegian fertiliser firm Yara posted a 23 percent drop in third-quarter core earnings as Chinese overproduction dragged prices lower, and said it was considering a major investment in the United States to increase its presence there.
GRANGEMOUTH, SCOTLAND Oct 13- Ineos said on Sunday that it has agreed to go to independent arbitration with the Unite union over a dispute at the UK Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical plant that has led to industrial action including a strike planned to begin next week.
LONDON, Oct 11- Workers at the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical plant operated by Ineos in Scotland will go on a 48- hour strike from Sunday Oct. 20, a union source said, potentially disrupting the flow of Brent crude from the North Sea.
*W.R. Grace shares up 2 pct. Oct 11- Dow Chemical Co will sell its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business to smaller peer W.R. Grace& Co for $500 million as the U.S. chemical maker looks to shed its non-core businesses.
Oct 11- U.S. chemical maker Dow Chemical Co said it will sell its polypropylene licensing and catalyst business to smaller peer W.R. Grace& Co for $500 million.
Oct 10- Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd, founded by Jarden Corp Chairman Martin Franklin, said it would acquire privately held specialty chemicals maker MacDermid Inc for about $1.8 billion. It supplies to retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Oct 10- Jarden Corp's founder and chairman Martin Franklin's Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd said it was in advanced talks with MacDermid Inc, a privately held specialty chemicals maker, for a possible acquisition.
Oct 10- Consumer products company Jarden Corp's founder and chairman, Martin Franklin, is planning to buy privately held specialty chemicals maker MacDermid Inc for $1.8 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
*Adds to presence in $8 bln U.S. oil and gas chemicals. BRUSSELS, Oct 7- Belgian chemicals and plastics maker Solvay has agreed to buy privately held Chemlogics for $1.345 billion, bringing its share of the $8 billion- a-year U.S. market for chemicals used by the oil and gas industry to 10 percent.
Jana Partners reported a 13.5 percent stake in Outerwall and said it intends to explore options, including a possible sale, for the Redbox operator.
*Calls $330/ T "guideline" price for rail supplies to China. MOSCOW, Oct 3- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, has increased market share since breaking up with its partner in Belarus and expects global potash prices to rebound in 2014, the company's head of sales said.
Oct 2- Canadian fertilizer company Agrium Inc said Chief Operating Officer Chuck Magro would take over as Chief Executive from Mike Wilson, who retires on Dec. 31. Magro will join Agrium's board immediately, the company said. Wilson has been Agrium's CEO since 2003. During this time, Agrium's stock has quadrupled.
MEXICO CITY, Oct 2- Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht has an $8.1 billion investment plan to expand in Mexico's petrochemical and infrastructure sectors, the chief executive of its Mexican business said on Wednesday. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's office said on Wednesday that Odebrecht plans to spend $8.1 billion in Mexico over five years.
The 39- year-old Phosphate Chemicals Export Association Inc handled U.S. exports of the crop nutrient on behalf of Mosaic and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan. A Potash Corp spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.
Phosphate Chemicals Export Association Inc handled U.S. exports of the crop nutrient on behalf of Mosaic and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan.
Oct 1- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found propylene, a chemical used to make household plastic containers, on Saturn's moon Titan, the space agency said.
FRANKFURT, Sept 30- Daimler and five oil and industrial gas companies will invest about 350 million euros on a network of hydrogen filling stations for fuel-cell electric vehicles in Germany over the next 10 years, they said on Monday.