BASF India soars nearly 5%; parent to divest leather chemical business

| March 24, 2017

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BASF India’s stocks in Thursday’s trading session soared nearly 5% on an intraday basis, as the Company announced that its parent company has come to an agreement with Stahl to divest its leather and chemical business to Stahl Group.

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