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    1. 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...

    2. 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 with...

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    1. 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 the...

    2. 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 US...

    3. 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 of...

    4. 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 for...

    5. 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 used...

    6. May 5, 2014

      Defensives solid in cautious Europe trade

      Defensive stocks are in demand in Europe as the region’s main equities indices tread water, with attention focused on the...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff offers a video take on manufacturing, construction and the US labour market....

    8. 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 low-cost...

    9. 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 in...

    10. 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 compared...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 low-margin...

    15. 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 demand...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 24, 2013

      Argentina: now for a bit of good news

      It’s not all grim news in Argentina’s energy sector, where entrenched problems have caused fuel imports to double over the...

    17. September 15, 2013

      Germany’s renewable energy experiment comes at a cost

      In the idyllic southern Bavarian community of Wildpoldsried, 2,600 villagers are diligently playing their part in a bold...

    18. August 18, 2013

      Feike Sijbesma, chief of DSM

      For several months now, Feike Sijbesma has been doggedly promoting an idiosyncratic vision for transforming global...

    19. August 13, 2013

      German utilities power ahead amid economic confidence boost

      German stocks were boosted after confidence in the eurozone’s biggest economy grew in August, according to one of its most...

    20. August 12, 2013

      Ryanair slips as pilots call for inquiry

      Ryanair fell to the foot of a flat FTSE Eurofirst after pilots at the Dublin-listed budget airline called for an inquiry...

    21. August 6, 2013

      Merck KGaA: drug screening

      Merck KGaA, as its corporate history says, has been offering “growth and transformation since 1668”. Even after 345 years,...

    22. August 6, 2013

      German industrials warn on profits

      Some of Germany’s biggest industrial companies have warned of falling demand, shrinking profits and the need for further...

    23. July 25, 2013

      Siemens falls after profit warning

      Siemens was the worst performing stock on pan-European indices on Thursday after issuing a profit warning. Europe’s largest...

    24. July 25, 2013

      BASF warns economic headwinds to hit earnings target

      BASF warned that its full-year earnings target had become “significantly more challenging” because it does not expect global...

    25. July 23, 2013

      SOS from an SAS man amid Threadneedle St Taliban

      Andy McStab, elite soldier, reports from the macroprudential battle front. Day One: Choppered in-theatre at 10.00 hours....

    26. June 30, 2013

      The Week Ahead: July 1 – July 7

      • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Manufacturing, exports and labour data give window on the world • See a full...

    27. June 27, 2013

      Peugeot surges on talk of GM alliance

      Peugeot shares jumped on speculation that the French carmaker could receive a large cash boost as part of a tie-in with...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Shares rebound as yen slides * Turkey: markets up but fears persist * BASF bets big on Asia-Pacific * China plans...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2013

      BASF bets big on Asia-Pacific

      With so much uncertainty permeating the financial markets, not least emerging markets, it’s heartening to see a big, solid...

    30. June 2, 2013

      German court ruling sparks fall in voting at annual meetings

      International fund managers are refusing to use their share votes at annual meetings of German listed companies following a...

    31. May 27, 2013

      High European energy prices drive BMW to US

      When BMW, the German carmaker, was considering where to build an energy-intensive plant to manufacture carbon fibre for its...

    32. May 23, 2013

      Dispute brews up over German shale search

      Germany’s brewers have warned Berlin that permitting unconventional gas exploration in Europe’s biggest economy could put...

    33. May 17, 2013

      Dow to fight $1.2bn in price-fixing damages

      Dow Chemical plans to fight a $1.2bn damages award for price-fixing using a recent antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court, it...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 3, 2013

      Malaysia down to the wire. What next?

      As Jeremy Grant writes in Friday’s FT, Malaysia’s election this weekend is likely to be the closest in the country’s...

    35. beyondbrics

      April 26, 2013

      Malaysia's election: good for business?

      As we come to the end of the first week of official campaigning in Malaysia’s cliffhanger general election – expected to the...

    36. April 24, 2013

      Evonik finally finds right chemistry to reach market

      Europe’s biggest public listing this year took place on Thursday when Evonik Industries, a German chemicals company, made...

    37. April 24, 2013

      Brazil’s CTC acquires taste for GM sugar

      For many, the village of Monte Alegre in the heart of Brazil’s southern sugar-growing region offers a quintessential image...

    38. April 11, 2013

      UK makes case for EU carbon plan

      Rejecting a plan to shore up the EU’s troubled carbon market will imperil investments in green technologies, said Ed Davey,...

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