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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. August 18, 2013

    Feike Sijbesma, chief of DSM

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. March 12, 2013

    Shell and BASF agree $316m toxic payout

    Royal Dutch Shell and Germany’s BASF have agreed to pay up to $316m to workers exposed to toxic chemicals in Brazil, drawing...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 12, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Most Asian stocks fell, after markets started the day higher following US gains. The falls were led by China where the...

  31. February 26, 2013

    Croda cites niche products for sales lift

    A focus on niche products in the consumer care industry has buoyed full year sales at Croda International, the FTSE 100...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2013

    New York headlines

    * IFC issues landmark renminbi debt * China to tighten shadow banking rules * Emerging stocks tumble to two-month low on...

  33. February 26, 2013

    BASF keen to explore German shale potential

    BASF said it wants to research the potential for shale gas production in Germany and warned politicians not to endanger the...

  34. February 19, 2013

    Developing world boost for GM crops

    More than half of the world’s genetically modified crop area in 2012 was in developing rather than industrialised countries...

  35. January 14, 2013

    Flexibilität in volatile times

    Until recently the century-old Siemens gas turbine plant in Berlin was working flat- out to service orders for its powerful...

  36. December 14, 2012

    US sees $90bn boost from shale gas boom

    Manufacturers have announced more than $90bn worth of investments in the US to take advantage of its cheap natural gas,...

  37. December 6, 2012

    Germany leads resurgence in Europe stocks

    Germany’s benchmark Dax share index closed at a near five-year high on Thursday, near the end of a year in which European...

  38. November 21, 2012

    BASF to fatten up nutrition arm

    BASF announced a €664m deal to acquire a Norwegian healthcare company in a further example of pharmaceutical companies’...

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