Christie enters crowded White House race

Late start in 14-strong field puts governor at a disadvantage

Plastics companies stretched by rising prices

Manufacturers see no gain from cheap oil

Goodyear to close Midlands rubber operation

Wolverhampton plant’s fate severs historic link to tyremaking

Syngenta ‘open’ to improved Monsanto deal

Swiss agribusiness says US rival underestimated antitrust risks

Henkel: Splitting hairs

The pressure is growing to do a deal

Tetronics wins UK weapons disposal deal

Group commissioned to develop portable arms disposal system

Linde eyes growth opportunities in China

German group also seeks to supply hydrogen for green cars

Investment in US chemicals industry rises

Crude oil price fall poses threat to bulk producers

US chemicals groups thrive on shale boom

Industry has an advantage over Asian and European rivals

Oligarchs take fertiliser fight to Cyprus

Gorbachev in claim against Guryev over Phosagro

Noodle recall prompts India toxin debate

Nestlé lead scandal a wake-up call on food-chain contamination

Break-up fees: pay not to play

Monsanto offers Syngenta a below-par reverse termination fee

Tax inversion drives Monsanto’s bid

US group considering new name and new base if deal is successful

Apollo in exclusive talks to buy Verallia

Seller Saint-Gobain to focus on building, construction materials

Monsanto lures Syngenta with $2bn promise

Reverse break-up fee offered in bid to prompt discussions

Apollo Global seeking deal on Verallia

Saint-Gobain in exclusive talks with US private equity group

Johnson Matthey: catalysts needed

If auto sales flag, it has little else to turn to in short term

Johnson Matthey revs up future of diesel

Catalytic converter group’s chief has faith in fuel despite demonisation by urban policy makers

Small-cap Week, May 30

Eden Research, Elegant Hotels, Marimedia and Intelligent Energy featured

Sika family in fresh St Gobain lawsuit

Burkards to appeal against voting restriction


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