Dow to sell chlorine operations for $5bn

US chemicals company resists activist pressure for further break-up

Peugeot and Mitsubishi halt Russia output

Some models will not be made for three months as 100 jobs are cut

Industrialist at Pirelli turns dealmaker

Italian corporate scion guides tyremaker into Chinese ownership

Europe’s biggest propylene plant proposed

Poland’s Grupa Azoty in $450m plastics push

Fanuc parts curtains on secretive culture

Japanese robot maker has ‘sense of crisis’ about how it is viewed

Alps crash prompts cockpit access debate

Questions raised over security protocols

Future london taxi, tx5,

Black cab makers hail next generation

Taxi will be electric, made of aluminium and built in Coventry

Evonik eyes bid for Swiss rival Clariant

Deal would follow string of similar moves in the chemical sector

Amec pre-tax profit down 39 per cent

Margins under pressure from oil volatility

Petrobras scandal prompts builder collapse

Galvão Engenharia breaks under strain of related corruption probe

It’s time for the BBC to switch up a gear

Clarkson fiasco drives need for new figures on the board

Audio recovered in Alps air crash probe

French investigators do not have the ‘slightest explanation’ for why plane smashed into mountain

Tata Motors confirms $1bn rights issue

Fundraising aims to jump-start lossmaking Indian car business

Balfour confesses to ‘horrible’ results

Chief says dire figures are legacy of acquisition binge at group

Danger of power-wielding investors on show

Proposals have logic but may not seem fair to all

Mitsubishi’s outlandish electric success

‘Not kooky’ hybrid SUV has stealthily crept up on the competition

Airbus accelerates sale of Dassault stake

European aerospace group raises €1.64bn as it cuts holding to 25%

MPs seek inquiry into BoE liquidity probe

Circumstances behind criminal investigation questioned

Monsanto rejects weedkiller cancer link

Seed maker says WHO study contradicts decades of science

Renault’s Ghosn set to double pay to €7.2m

Carmaker drives up chief’s wage package despite Paris opposition


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