Winners and losers amid the oil crash

Airlines are beneficiaries of cheap fuel but consumer goods groups are not getting a big boost

Investor appalled at Sika takeover battle

Contest suggests ‘rule of law only benefits the elite’

New Sinochem chief makes his mark

Former Cofco boss takes aim at revamp of Chinese chemicals group

Grassley warns on ChemChina-Syngenta

Senator raises security fears over ownership of group’s US assets

Monsanto chief sees more seed tie-ups

Commodities crisis and food security to lead to further mergers

A smart formula of ancient and modern

Chemicals company Thomas Swan & Co has stayed loyal to its Consett roots yet is at the scientific cutting edge

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Monsanto’s India spat fuels corporate fears

US seed group faces 70 per cent cut in GM royalties

BASF: one day at a time

Don’t just do something, sit there

BASF has weighed up DuPont counterbid

Move would be attempt to break up $110bn merger with Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical head in line for $52m payout

Golden parachute for Andrew Liveris after merger with DuPont

European industrials say home is a haven

Manufacturers favour continent’s low growth over Asian volatility

Bayer disappoints on forecast and earnings

New chief executive faces pressure to jump-start growth

US official queries Chinese Syngenta bid

Vilsack raises concern about US competition in crop export market

Croda posts record sales and profits

Asian growth boosts car paints to anti-ageing cream producer

Akzo Nobel sounds caution after slowdown

Chemicals group beat expectations but remains guarded

Week in Review, February 6

Oil majors, Swiss banks, Alphabet, ChemChina and BA in the news

Ren Jianxin: merger master

ChemChina’s founder can win over foreign investors and Beijing

Borrowers return to Europe’s bond markets

Chinese tech group starts ball rolling as US companies instruct banks after slow start to the year

ChemChina plays down Syngenta bid alarm

China state-owned group seeks to head off political opposition

Debt worries cast cloud over China Inc’s deals

State backing of deals aid highly-leveraged corporations

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