LyondellBasell ends talks with Odebrecht to buy Braskem

Shares in petrochemical producer Braskem were down 20 percent in pre-market trading in Sao Paulo after petrochemical giant LyondellBasell Industries NV on Tuesday said it had ended talks with Braskem SA’s controlling shareholder, Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA, to acquire the company.

Reuters reported in March that talks with Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA over a potential $11 billion deal for Braskem had slowed due to issues linked to a delayed U.S. filing and a supply contract for naphtha with Petrobras.

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