Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Monsanto gives up on $46bn Syngenta deal

Swiss group rejects third approach this year by US rival

Monsanto sweetens Syngenta takeover bid

Deal would cement group’s global dominance in agriculture

Tianjin evacuation zone extended

Chinese fear presence of deadly sodium cyanide at blast site

Confusion clouds China blast site clean-up

Authorities seek cause of explosions that devastated Tianjin

U.S. Senator Richard "Dick" Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, addresses the media outside the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, January 7, 2007. Durbin discussed the top 10 priorities for the Democrats of the 110th Congress. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News.

US senator decries CF Industries’ UK move

Plan by fertiliser maker to lower tax exposure draws criticism

A worker adjusts valves in the Wesfarmers owned CSBP plant in Kwinana, Western Australia. CSBP is a major chemicals and fertiliser manufacturer.

CF to buy OCI in $8bn fertiliser deal

Tax inversion comes in spite of US government crackdown

Solvay targets Cytec union in $6.4bn deal

Acquisition will shake up composite materials sector

Dupont cuts forecasts on weak agriculture

Farmers are reducing production after two years of bumper crops

BASF warns of gloomy economic prospects

Chief admits ‘no growth worth mentioning’ in chemical sales

Syngenta says performance backs case against Monsanto bid

Swiss group confident of hitting targets if it remains standalone

Monsanto keeps pressure on Syngenta

Chemicals and fertiliser groups look to consolidate

Ineos close to deal on Sinopec dispute

Refiner had threatened to take Chinese state-owned group to court

Alent acquisition catalysed by demerger

Division of companies opens the door to conquest by conglomerates

Investors step up bid to block Sika deal

Gates Foundation and Cascade accuse Urs Burkard of acting against best interests of group

Platform to acquire Alent in £1.35bn deal

Activist investor Cevian Capital set for bumper payout

Stakes are high in global potash pursuit

Successful K+S bid would give PotashCorp control a quarter of supply

Sabic pushes into Asia with S Korea deal

Saudi-owned group in joint venture with SK Global Chemical

Monsanto challenges Syngenta resistance

US agribusiness group may seek alternative targets

Chemours: chemical romance

How to make chemicals exciting? Add debt

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