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European Commission to Investigate Acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer

Germany: Agribusiness

European Commission to Investigate Acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer

08/23/2017 - The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer under the EU Merger Regulation. The institution has concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas such as pesticides, seeds and traits. read...

Essar Signs Multi-Billion-Dollar Transaction with Rosneft

India: Oil and Gas Business

Essar Signs Multi-Billion-Dollar Transaction with Rosneft

08/23/2017 - Essar Energy and Oil Bidco sold Essar Oil Limited to a consortium of Rosneft and Trafigura-UCP for $ 12.9 billion. The transaction represents Russia's largest ever foreign investment, as well as India's largest foreign direct investment. read...

Total Takes Over Maersk's Oil Business

Denmark: Oil Production

Total Takes Over Maersk's Oil Business

08/22/2017 - Mærsk has signed an agreement to sell their complete oil business to Total for $ 7.45 billion in a combined share and debt transaction. read...

New Ceresana Study Examines Global Market for High-Density Polyethylene

Germany: HDPE Market

New Ceresana Study Examines Global Market for High-Density Polyethylene

08/22/2017 - Ceresana publishes the fourth study on the world market for HDPE. The current study expects an average annual growth of the HDPE demand of 2.7 % until 2024. read...

CPhI India Report Predicts Increased Acquisitions by Indian Companies

India Pharma Market

CPhI India Report Predicts Increased Acquisitions by Indian Companies

08/21/2017 - CDSCO certification has improved international repute of India, but domestic companies call for urgent Government support to invest in API facilities. read...

BASF Acquires Producer of Filaments for 3D Printing

Germany: 3D Printing

BASF Acquires Producer of Filaments for 3D Printing

08/21/2017 - BASF New Business has acquired 100 % of the filament producer Innofil 3D, headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands. Approval from antitrust authorities is not required. read...

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

Germany: Separators

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

08/21/2017 - Following the replacement of Directive 94/9/EC by the Atex Directive 2014/34/EU, the position paper „Atex Directive — Filtering Separators“ serves as the basis for reliable evaluation of filtering separators. The position paper is now available as an online version in English. read...

From Volatility to Stability — The European Chemicals Market

Market Study

From Volatility to Stability — The European Chemicals Market

08/20/2017 - The Icis market outlook published by Reed Business Information takes a closer look at supply and demand expectations for Olefins, Polyolefins, Aromatics and TiO2 for Q3 2017. read...

Saipem Awarded Large-Scale Onshore Contract in Kuwait

Kuwait: Refinery Project

Saipem Awarded Large-Scale Onshore Contract in Kuwait

08/19/2017 - Saipem has been awarded a new contract in the onshore E&C sector worth approximately $ 850 million by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), a subsidiary of the Gulf country’s national oil company, the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). read...

Clariant and Huntsman Are One Step Closer to Merger

Switzerland: Chemicals Industry

Clariant and Huntsman Are One Step Closer to Merger

08/18/2017 - Clariant is progressing towards satisfying the regulatory approval condition necessary to closing its merger of equals with Huntsman Corporation. read...

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