Dulux launches online interior design

Akzo Nobel boosts range of digital products in paints and coatings

Johnson Matthey commodities jolt

Catalytic converter maker restructures to save £30m a year

Syngenta weighs deals in sector shake-up

Chairman says $100bn agrochemicals industry will be transformed

Air Liquide / Airgas: high as a kite

Good things come, apparently, to those who wait

A worker is seen at the Air Liquide factory in Moissy Cramayel, France

Air Liquide agrees to buy Airgas for $13.4bn

Deal marks vote of confidence in American industrial economy

Monsanto mulls case for new Syngenta bid

Possible move comes after ChemChina made offer for Swiss group

Syngenta: eastern promise

A reported second bid for the company this year would increase pressure on managers to cut costs

Biofuel needs $70 oil to compete

Next-generation ethanol threatened by economics and US politics

Kulczy Sebastian

An heir, a legacy and a windfall

Sebastian Kulczyk on inheriting his father’s fortune

Sika battle a test for investor rights

Investors in other Swiss family-held groups watch closely

Lotte shares fall on chemicals deal

Lotte pays $2.6bn to buy assets from Samsung SDI

Akzo Nobel calls for Britain to stay in EU

Group says UK should seek reform from within

Syngenta: turfed out

After the Monsanto rebuff, the CEO’s scalp is small consolation

Syngenta chief executive Mike Mack quits

Agribusiness’s shares have tumbled since failed takeover bid

Bayer aims to bolster crop science unit

Chief’s comments likely to fuel talk of Syngenta seed arm deal

Marijn Dekkers, Bayer: From GE to Germany

Running a €90bn life sciences group without burning out

Strong dollar hits Syngenta’s sales

Swiss agribusiness warns full-year earnings are likely to fall

DuPont: and now the hard bit

Getting rid of a boss is easy; turning the group round won’t be

Chief leaves as DuPont warns on profits

Chemicals group accelerates cost-cutting plan as chief exits

Sasol bets on shale gas with $9bn plant

South African group pushes ahead with investment despite savings plan


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