• PMA Begins Construction Phase On Australia Vanadium Project

    Platts Commodity News
    31 January 2007

    Precious Metals Australia's Windimurra vanadium project in Western Australia is moving from detailed design to the construction phase, with major sections of work being awarded, the company said Wednesday.

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  • Singapore-listed Noble Buys Grain Storage Facilities In Brazil For US$18M

    AFX Asia
    25 January 2007

    SINGAPORE (XFN-ASIA) - Noble Group, a Hong Kong-based global supply chain manager, said it has acquired grain storage facilities in Brazil for US$18M.

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  • Noble Group Makes US$18M Of Acquisitions In South America

    Dow Jones Commodities Service
    25 January 2007

    Noble Group Ltd. (N21.SG), a Singapore-listed global supply chain manager, said Thursday it has made approximately US$18M of acquisitions to strengthen its supply chain activities in South America.

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  • Distribution Mergers Hit All-time High Last Year

    ICIS Chemical Business
    22 January 2007

    by Elaine Burridge

    THE NUMBER of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the distribution market broke the record last year. "Deals totalled over $5bn (£3.9bn), which is quite remarkable for the sector," said Marc Fermont, senior partner at DistriConsult. He noted that there was a globalisation trend in 2006 with some overseas deals and a larger number of cross-continent deals: "An interesting new development is the acquisition of Dutch distributor Bax by Israel's Gadot Chemical Tankers and Terminals, and Oxyde by the Noble Group of Singapore.

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