Holcim / Lafarge: cement shoes

If approved, the deal would have the feeling of a bailout

Ineos caught in Chinese IP web

British group faces tough battle against state-owned Sinopec

Ineos alleges IP rights breach by Sinopec

Dispute over acrylonitrile manufacturing rights

Ratcliffe’s Chinese IPR fight betokens a rapprochement

$1bn-plus claim looks like opening gambit from Ineos

Graphene

Graphene specialist set for Aim float

Haydale follows ‘wonder material’ rivals on to junior market

Tianhe seeks to change China’s chemistry

Chinese lubricant group poised for $1bn Hong Kong listing

Monsanto faces up to its critics

Dominance of agribusinesses in food trade questioned

BASF to focus investments outside Europe

Continent’s expensive energy costs blamed

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Weedingtech cultivates powerful investors

British group completes £2m fundraising drive

Merck steps up push into biosimilars

German drugmaker says it will compete in copycat medicines

Iran says US warnings spooked investors

Easing of sanctions has little benefit for petrochemical sector

Akzo Nobel: beyond the DIY

Büchner is doing a good job but the refurb has far to go

Akzo Nobel warns Europe recovery fragile

Syngenta: weeding out the problems

World’s largest agricultural chemicals company needs to fulfil its potential

Week in Review, February 1

Dow and Sotheby’s act to please investors

Groups under pressure from activist investor Loeb

Dow Chemical rejects calls for break-up

Andrew Liveris says he won’t separate petrochemicals business

Agriculture unit boosts DuPont profits

US chemicals group expects strong growth as results beat forecast

Merck KGaA: teary farewell

Zachert’s departure may stall the bigger shake-up investors expected

Lanxess chief to quit as profits fall

Heitmann to step down as reliance on car sector takes toll

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