GE eyes oil group Dresser-Rand

Prospect of bid war with Siemens over oil equipment maker

Week in Review

Week in Review, September 20

Air France strike; European taxes, Phones4U and Asos also in the news

RAC van

Scotland vote to unleash London IPOs

Aldermore, Miller Group and RAC expected to file for float soon

Evraz to spin off North American business

Russian steelmaker seeks to pay down pre-crisis debt

HMS Victorious photographed in the Clyde estuary whilst on transit to the Clyde Submarine Base Faslane.
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Industrial companies relieved at No vote

Result allays fears of aerospace and defence sectors

Arkema seeks to bond with Blu Tack maker

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

City Insider: Weir’s Cochrane leads Noes

Keith Cochrane, John McFarlane and Masroor Siddiqui in the news

Lotus to cut one-quarter of workforce

Part of wider restructuring at Malaysian-owned UK sports car maker

Ex-chief poses dilemma for Siemens

Löscher, chair of Sulzer, now in tie-up talks with Dresser-Rand

Kier offers hope for construction sector

Revenues and profits at UK group rise 50%

US law firms battle it out in London

Akin Gump to take 22 partners from Bingham McCutchen

Bayer plans plastics business flotation

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

Auto lenders face tougher US supervision

Dealers strongly opposed to new oversight from CFPB

Sulzer and Dresser-Rand in merger talks

Industrial pump and oil equipment makers aim to tap US shale boom

DuPont / Peltz: Chemical reaction

DuPont’s recent moves should repel Nelson Peltz for now

Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

Qatar Airways takes delivery of A380 jet

Airline resolves dispute with Airbus over quality of cabin

Flybe cancels order for 20 passenger jets

Carrier aims for profitable growth with changes to fleet profile

Smiths Group struggles weigh on earnings

Detection and medical divisions prove a disappointment for group

Crest warns of building skills shortage

Swift pick-up in activity has caused staffing problems

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