Week in Review, February 6

Week in Review

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

Joe Cummings illustration

Ren Jianxin: merger master

ChemChina’s founder can win over foreign investors and Beijing, write Tom Mitchell and Ralph Atkins

Borrowers return to Europe’s bond markets

Tech group is first Chinese issuer of euro-denominated bonds

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

ChemChina rides new wave of M&A deals

Bankers compare surge of acquisitions with Japanese boom of 1980s

Syngenta seeds ChemChina’s GM growth plan

Deal to buy Swiss group would fill an important gap in Chinese company’s product range

ChemChina/Syngenta: green revolution

A good deal for Syngenta’s shareholders. What about the rest of the industry?

Liveris to leave Dow Chemical by mid-2017

Chief executive to stand down after DuPont deal is completed

ChemChina closes in on $43bn Syngenta deal

Takeover would be China’s biggest outbound acquisition

ChemChina nears $44bn Syngenta deal

Takeover would rank as China’s biggest-ever outbound acquisition

EM slowdown hits DuPont sales forecast

US chemical group’s earnings plunge 38 per cent in 2015

ChemChina eyes another prize purchase

‘China’s merger king’ sets sights on Syngenta for trophy case

China-exposed stocks rebound

Luxury goods makers and German exporters add to resource sector gains

Belgium ordered to recoup €700m tax

EU ramps up campaign against corporate tax avoidance

DuPont job cuts hit home state hardest

‘Devastating day’ for Delaware as 1,700 staff hit amid Dow merger

Dollar strength hits Elementis

Chromium producer faces stiff Russian and Kazakh competition

DowDuPont: the chemicals between us

Combination a stepping stone to separation into three companies

Deal to keep Dow Chemical survivor at top

Liveris has endured much criticism as chief, but deal with rival offers opportunity to remain on top

Dow and DuPont unveil mega-merger

Two largest US chemical companies agree split into three businesses

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