ChemChina clears hurdle in Syngenta deal

Shares in Swiss group jump but takeover still subject to final regulatory approval

Croda Speciality chemicals www.croda.com 2005

Croda and Synthomer eye niche acquisitions

Specialty chemicals groups in the market for deals

Praxair and Linde dismiss antitrust fears

Shares in gas companies rise on confirmation of deal talks

Praxair/Linde: heavier than air

A Praxair-Linde merger looks easier said than done

Pesticides affect ‘far more species’ of bees, says study

UK study links decline to use of neonicotinoids on oilseed rape

Praxair makes move for German rival Linde

Talks between gas groups would result in combined $60bn value

Dow-DuPont tie-up plan probed by Brussels

Threat of limit to competition for crucial supplies to farmers

BP to sell stake in Chinese joint venture

UK group is latest western oil company to pull back in country

Croda Speciality chemicals www.croda.com 2005

Croda nudges ahead of expectations

Speciality chemicals maker boosted by weak pound

Corporate Diary

Top chemical and pharma groups among companies reporting

Johnson Matthey’s mixed feelings on Brexit

Decline in sterling boosts revenues but workforce worried

L&G bigs up ICI bulk annuity deal

Insurer’s shares have fallen a fifth since vote to leave EU

Monsanto rejects revised $64bn Bayer bid

US group says fresh offer inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty

Bayer lifts bid for Monsanto to $64bn

Deal would create world’s largest supplier of seeds

UK equality watchdog vows ‘muscular’ approach

David Isaac to use ‘lightning strike’ inquiries and interventions

Monsanto in strategic talks beyond Bayer

US agribusiness eyes options after rejecting German group’s bid

BASF buys $3.2bn surface treatment unit

German chemicals group makes largest purchase since 2011

RPC to buy BPI in £261m packaging deal

Deal will increase group’s presence in plastic packaging products

Lotte Chemical makes Axiall counterbid

Offer comes after rejection of $3.1bn Westlake approach

Shell to build large-scale chemical plant

Plans unveiled as oil group targets more savings from BG takeover

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