Platform Specialty grabs Arysta LifeScience

Deal values Ireland-based agriculture chemical maker at $3.5bn

Yara and CF call off $27bn merger plan

Questions raised over conduct of Yara’s board in failed tie-up

Tianhe plunges after trading resumes

Chinese chemicals group down 40% amid fallout from hacker report

Tianhe hits at fraud claims in 55 pages

Chinese chemicals group resumes trading following suspension

Evonik ready to flex M&A muscles

New management is focused on ‘larger transactions’

Sirius faces trials to reap moors’ potash

Uphill battle awaits miner looking to grow in fertiliser market

Shale reshaping crop nutrient sector

Cheap natural gas behind Yara and CF $27bn merger talks

Yara/CF Industries: reap what you sow

Yara wants CF, but it may be tough to find big cost savings

Yara in merger talks with CF Industries

Deal would create world’s biggest nitrogen producer

Arkema seeks to bond with Blu Tack maker

French chemicals group offers oil major Total €1.74bn for Bostik

Bayer plans plastics business flotation

Chemicals business IPO could be Europe’s largest float since 2000

DuPont / Peltz: Chemical reaction

DuPont’s recent moves should repel Nelson Peltz for now

Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

Morgan Stanley backs Tianhe Chemicals

US group reaffirms faith in Chinese company amid fraud claims

Graphene groups edge towards breakthrough

Technical obstacles need to be overcome before industry can take off

Chief executive of Alent steps down

Analysts surprised by departure of Steve Corbett

BofA and UBS pull Tianhe coverage

Chemical group says accusations of fraud involve malicious errors

Zachert’s return raises hopes for Lanxess

Emotional attachment draws executive back to chemicals group

Lanxess risks becoming takeover target

Chief executive warns company is vulnerable during restructuring

Croda hit by weak demand and strong euro

Chemical group’s pre-tax profit falls 6% to £125m


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