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

BASF stays cautious as it beats forecasts

Chemicals division buoys group in face of oil and gas falls

Grangemouth threatened by fracking delay

Scottish petrochemicals plant seeks new supplies of gas

Rise and fall of a commodities powerhouse

Phibro, the former trading house leader, to close after 114 years

Johnson Matthey: six of one...

Does cyclical woe outweigh structural growth for the group?

DuPont steps up cost-cutting plan

US chemicals group responds to criticism led by activist investor Peltz

Peltz tries to muscle on to DuPont board

Trian escalates efforts to shake up chemical sector

Top industrialist says France must change

Air Liquide chief Potier attacks constraints on companies

Asian paint demand boosts AkzoNobel

High-growth markets offset weakness in Europe

Raízen to spend $1bn on ethanol boost

Venture to invest in plants making biofuel from sugarcane waste

France issues €951m price-fixing fines

Record penalty for L’Oréal and consumer goods groups

Johnson Matthey sells refineries

FTSE 100 company accelerates plans to refocus on core operations

Burkards move to oust Sika directors

Founding family seeks to safeguard stake sale to Saint-Gobain

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