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    1. November 18, 2014

      Cost and lack of fuel stations drag on hydrogen car take-up

      The biggest hurdles to the widespread adoption of hydrogen-powered cars are the cost of building such vehicles and the lack...

    2. June 24, 2014

      Business leaders urged to make stronger case for EU

      Business leaders in Europe need to make a stronger case for the EU, the new chairman of an influential industry lobby group...

    1. January 5, 2014

      Air Liquide looks to fuel cells to drive results

      Hydrogen is hardly new, having been formed about 13.8bn years ago along with our solar system, but Benoit Potier hopes that...

    2. November 7, 2013

      Linde chief retires in glory

      Construct a personality profile of the chief executive of an industrial gases group. Apart from essential leadership...

    3. October 29, 2012

      Linde plans to cut costs further

      Linde, the world’s second-largest maker of industrial gases by sales, is planning deeper cost cuts to protect profits in the...

    4. October 29, 2012

      Linde – a breath of fresh air

      In a treacly European earnings season, Monday’s results from industrial gases group Linde were a gas. True, there was some...

    5. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2012

      Suitors said to line up for Lincare...

      Linde of Germany is understood to be leading the bidding for Lincare Holdings, a Clearwater, Florida based specialist in...

    6. April 29, 2012

      Immersed in the drama of science

      Midway through a conversation that has verged on the drily technical, Benoît Potier suddenly demonstrates why he once...

    7. January 17, 2012

      Hydrogen cell cars move to fast lane

      Hydrogen-powered cars – frequently derided as the perpetual technology of the future – are to receive the support of...

    8. FT Alphaville

      August 1, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - HSBC sells 195 New York retail branches to First Niagara Bank — statement. - Frank...

    9. July 22, 2011

      People: Brevan founder heads for exit

      Hedge fund Brevan Howard’s chief operating officer and co-founder James Vernon is leaving the firm, becoming the most senior...

    10. June 20, 2011

      Charter shares drop on weakening demand

      Shares in Charter International fell by a quarter on Monday after the supplier of industrial compressors, welding and...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 26, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - UBS sees inflows of $11.5bn to wealth management business in Q1 — statement. -...

    12. February 15, 2011

      Air Liquide boosts dividend by 11%

      Air Liquide boosted its dividend by 11.4 per cent, the first time in two years, as it signalled a return to “more sustained...

    13. February 14, 2011

      Eurofirst reaches highest close since September 2008

      European equities rose slightly on Monday, helped by promising economic data and resurgent optimism over corporate...

    14. June 30, 2010

      Companies awash with cash eschew corporate bonds

      It won't surprise credit bankers to learn that corporate bond issuance dropped by two-fifths in the past three months; the...

    15. June 29, 2010

      Companies awash with cash eschew corporate bonds

      It will not surprise credit bankers to learn that corporate bond issuance dropped by two-fifths in the past three months;...

    16. March 12, 2010

      European sales figures show signs of return to growth

      European companies have started to see an increase in sales in the last quarter, providing a tentative boost to corporate...

    17. March 12, 2010

      Sales growth starts to return in Europe

      European companies have seen a timid return to positive sales growth in the past quarter but still lag behind US rivals in...

    18. March 11, 2010

      Sales growth starts to return in Europe

      European companies have started to see an increase in sales in the last quarter, providing a tentative boost to corporate...

    19. February 5, 2010

      Gas attack

      After twice failing to do it the easy way, industrial gases provider Air Products is huffing and puffing to win control of...

    20. November 23, 2009

      The greening of manufacturing

      Leading European industrialists believe the future of manufacturing on the continent will increasingly revolve around green...

    21. November 22, 2009

      Europe looks to lead green revolution

      Leading European industrialists believe the future of manufacturing on the continent will increasingly revolve around green...

    22. October 13, 2009

      Deep job cuts ‘give US groups an edge’

      US companies appear to have cut far more jobs than their European rivals during the crisis, providing a possible explanation...

    23. September 22, 2009

      Leadership beyond a downturn

      Business has been through the toughest downturn in seven decades with a recession that has tested the leadership qualities...

    24. September 21, 2009

      Leadership post-crisis

      Business has been through the toughest downturn in seven decades with a recession that has tested the leadership qualities...

    25. September 18, 2009

      Eurofirst rally loses its impetus

      The FTSE Eurofirst 300 pushed through the 1,000 point mark this week but the rally faltered on Friday. European’s benchmark...

    26. September 16, 2009

      Europe's engineers thin on the ground

      A dearth of engineers in Europe is set to force companies to recruit heavily in India and China and could lead to a big...

    27. September 16, 2009

      Europe turns to China and India for engineers

      A dearth of engineers in Europe is set to force companies to recruit heavily in India and China and could lead to a big...

    28. September 14, 2009

      Company chiefs remain wary

      European chief executives may have been prescient in seeing the downturn coming last year but they are reluctant to herald...

    29. September 13, 2009

      Europe’s company chiefs remain wary

      European chief executives may have been prescient in seeing the downturn coming last year but they are reluctant to herald...

    30. May 29, 2009

      US caution checks momentum

      Equities snapped three sessions of gains in the region yesterday as investors responded cautiously to mixed US economic...

    31. May 28, 2009

      Exelixis alliance helps Sanofi buck trend

      One of only a handful of upward stocks on the Paris bourse was Sanofi-Aventis , the French pharmaceuticals group, which...

    32. March 16, 2009

      Corporate Diary

      TODAY * Investors in search of resilience against the economic gloom could receive some comfort when Wolfgang Reitzle,...

    33. November 20, 2008

      BASF woes drag on chemicals

      European stocks dropped sharply yesterday as sectors ranging from banking to energy, metals and chemicals were all hit by...

    34. November 19, 2008

      European stocks depressed by heavyweights

      European stocks dropped sharply on Wednesday as sectors ranging from banking to energy, metals and chemicals were hit by...

    35. May 2, 2008

      Enjoy the good times while you can

      A dizzying array of problems faces most European companies. They range from the strong euro, high raw material prices and a...

    36. May 2, 2008

      Enjoy the good times while you can

      A dizzying array of problems faces most European companies. They range from the strong euro, high raw material prices and a...

    37. May 1, 2008

      Business in Europe enjoys good times

      A dizzying array of problems faces most European companies. They range from the strong euro, high raw material prices and a...

    38. April 18, 2008

      Norwich Union: Sustainable path to profits

      Julie Quinn, manager of the Norwich Union Sustainable Future European Growth fund, says the fund aims for consistent...

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