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    1. July 24, 2015

      BASF’s Kurt Bock warns of gloomy global economic prospects

      BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, faced stagnating demand in the second quarter and warned that...

    2. June 14, 2015

      US chemicals companies thrive on shale boom’s cheap gas

      These are corrosive times to be a chief executive of a US chemicals company. DuPont and Dow Chemical, the two largest...

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    2. May 5, 2015

      Lufthansa: senior discounts

      The big news in Lufthansa’s first-quarter results on Tuesday was not planes, but pensions: the German airline group’s...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast,...

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      Answer below the break, courtesy of BofAML’s Michael Hartnett: In 67 trading days this year we have seen 26 rate cuts,...

    5. February 27, 2015

      BASF cautious about prospects as chemical division buoys group

      BASF struck a cautious note on its prospects for the coming year, as the German chemicals company released...

    6. February 13, 2015

      Xetra Dax energised by GDP rebound

      Industrial and financial stocks led a resurgent Xetra Dax on Friday after stronger than expected German growth data...

    7. February 8, 2015

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    9. December 18, 2014

      BASF and Gazprom scrap energy asset swap

      Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom have agreed to scrap a multibillion-euro asset swap because of the “difficult...

    10. November 26, 2014

      Lawsuit alleges manipulation of precious metals benchmark

      A US jewellery company has filed a class-action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Standard Bank and BASF alleging...

    11. October 24, 2014

      BASF slashes 2015 targets on slowing global growth

      BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, has slashed its revenue and earnings targets for 2015, following a...

    12. October 22, 2014

      Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

      From the windswept polders of Schleswig-Holstein, where fields are dotted with wind turbines and farmers’ barns covered...

    13. October 12, 2014

      German companies look overseas as home opportunities fade

      BASF, the world’s largest chemical maker by sales, is in the middle of a big upgrade of its main production site near...

    14. September 21, 2014

      Europe groups fear being caught in US tax crackdown

      European multinationals have launched a rearguard effort in Washington to prevent them becoming unintended victims of a...

    15. September 12, 2014

      Wintershall snaps up more Statoil North Sea assets

      Statoil has sold a further tranche of North Sea oil and gas assets to Wintershall for $1.25bn, extending the interests...

    16. June 30, 2014

      Ineos to buy out BASF stake in Styrolution

      Ineos has agreed to buy out rival German chemical group BASF’s 50 per cent stake in its styrene plastics joint venture...

    17. May 9, 2014

      EPA eyes new disclosure rules for fracking chemicals

      The US Environmental Protection Agency is considering new rules to compel companies to report details of the chemicals...

    18. May 5, 2014

      Defensives solid in cautious Europe trade

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    20. May 2, 2014

      BASF weighs investment in US plant to tap shale gas boom

      BASF, the world’s biggest chemicals maker by sales, is considering its largest investment to further capitalise on...

    21. March 26, 2014

      Gazprom deal in Germany raises alarm

      A little-noticed Gazprom deal to take over one of Europe’s largest gas storage facilities is attracting fresh scrutiny...

    22. February 26, 2014

      Germans told of billions lost to trade due to energy policy

      Germany’s exports would have been €15bn higher last year if its industry had not paid a premium for electricity...

    23. February 25, 2014

      BASF to focus investments outside Europe

      BASF, the world's biggest chemical maker by sales, will make the most of its capital investments outside Europe for the...

    24. January 27, 2014

      Merck: teary farewell

      Chief financial officers are supposed to sweet-talk markets. That is their job. But is sweet talk worth a 10th of a...

    25. January 8, 2014

      Exxon inaugurates petrochemical processing facility in Singapore

      ExxonMobil, the US energy group, is moving to capitalise on growing demand in Asia by inaugurating the world’s first...

    26. December 9, 2013

      US shale revolution puts squeeze on European chemicals groups

      The US shale gas revolution is forcing a redoubling of efforts by European chemical producers to move away from...

    27. October 25, 2013

      BASF profits up 19% despite battling currency headwinds

      BASF overcame big currency headwinds to post a 19 per cent increase in third-quarter net profit, thanks to continuing...

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    29. September 15, 2013

      Germany’s renewable energy experiment comes at a cost

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    30. August 18, 2013

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    31. August 13, 2013

      German utilities power ahead amid economic confidence boost

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    34. August 6, 2013

      German industrials warn on profits

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    35. July 25, 2013

      Siemens falls after profit warning

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    36. July 25, 2013

      BASF warns economic headwinds to hit earnings target

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