Sika family in fresh St Gobain lawsuit

Burkards to appeal against voting restriction

Peltz fails to win board seats at DuPont

Activist loses high-profile battle at group’s shareholder meeting

DuPont scientist Paul Viitanen develops biocatalysts for the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol joint venture. DuPont Image

S&P warns on DuPont’s creditworthiness

A- credit rating could be hit if Peltz wins board representation

Syngenta rejects $45bn Monsanto offer

Swiss group says US rival’s offer ‘undervalues’ its prospects

Monsanto/Syngenta: matter of life and death

Combination of crop seeds and killers might make sense if competition concerns can be overcome

Bales of plastic recycling at the Closed Loop recycling centre in Dagenham
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Plastic recyclers struggle after oil rout

Bottle makers favour brand new plastic over recycled alternative following fall in crude prices

Bale breaker machine at the Closed Loop recycling centre in Dagenham
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Plastic recyclers face meltdown

Waste Management chief warns of financial crisis in the industry

ISS backs Peltz for seat on DuPont board

Chemical group criticised as ‘inclined to obfuscation’

P&G’s profits hit by dollar strength

Foreign exchange swings cut sales by 8 per cent

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Insecticide link to bee decline reinforced

Numbers fall in fields planted with neonicotinoid-treated crops

Sika: and so to court

Spat could drag on as investors try to block deal

China industrialist criticises US over visas

Pirelli’s new controlling shareholder says he is missing out on American investments

Dow to sell chlorine operations for $5bn

US chemicals company resists activist pressure for further break-up

Europe’s biggest propylene plant proposed

Poland’s Grupa Azoty in $450m plastics push

Evonik eyes bid for Swiss rival Clariant

Deal would follow string of similar moves in the chemical sector

Monsanto rejects weedkiller cancer link

Seed maker says WHO study contradicts decades of science

Court ruling casts doubt on Sika takeover

Judge refuses to intervene in dispute over voting rights

Holcim seeks changes to Lafarge merger

Swiss cement maker’s move confirms cracks in talks between groups

Ineos to embark on ‘fracking’ in UK

Swiss chemicals group signs deal with IGas

Lafarge shares fall on Holcim deal fears

Reports suggest investor wants better terms for shareholders

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