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  1. February 14, 2014

    Dan Loeb builds 1.9% BlackBerry stake

    The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has taken a stake in BlackBerry, the ailing smartphone maker, in a move that...

  2. January 31, 2014

    Week in Review, February 1

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Apple sales meet with ritual share...

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  1. January 29, 2014

    Dow and Sotheby’s act to please investors

    Two companies under pressure from outspoken activist US investor Daniel Loeb on Wednesday responded with moves aimed at...

  2. January 29, 2014

    AT&T under pressure on growth concerns

    AT&T, which together with Verizon dominates the US mobile market, came under pressure on Wednesday after forecasting profits...

  3. January 29, 2014

    Dow Chemical chief rejects Third Point’s call for break-up

    Under attack from a discontented shareholder, Dow Chemical has unleashed a barrage of all the ammunition available to a...

  4. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2014

    What happens next at Dow Chemical

    We said to keep an eye on Dow and that advice hasn’t changed. With one activist out there in public (Loeb), the possibility...

  5. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Chris Blattman grades the annual Bill and Melinda Gates letter on poverty and aid predictions. -...

  6. January 21, 2014

    Loeb stake turns heat on Dow Chemical

    Daniel Loeb, one of Wall Street’s most aggressive hedge fund managers, has taken a stake in Dow Chemical and called for the...

  7. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    Loeb vs Liveris, the activist emerges

    Well, well — it turns out the long-expected activist in Dow Chemical stock is poison pen wielder Dan Loeb. Third Point, his...

  8. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2014

    Keep an eye on Dow Chemical

    After we took a close look at the record of Dow chief exec Andrew Liveris in November, we thought the critique had sunk...

  9. December 18, 2013

    US share buybacks highest since 2008

    US companies are spending more on buying back their shares than at any time since the financial crisis, as they seek to...

  10. 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...

  11. December 6, 2013

    Letter from Lex: giving up investor fight

    Activist investors get a bad rap. Sometimes they deserve it, such as when famed US corporate raider Carl Icahn first stood...

  12. December 4, 2013

    US company chiefs push for budget deal

    Chief executives of big US companies are warning that the country faces another year of sluggish growth, while expressing...

  13. December 3, 2013

    Dow Chemical: right formula

    Dow Chemical could be tempted to rest on its laurels. It did buy Rohm & Haas for $16bn in 2008, only to have the debt from...

  14. December 2, 2013

    Dow Chemical to spin off low-margin assets

    Dow Chemical plans to sell or spin off businesses that make a combined $5bn in annual revenues as it seeks to shift out of...

  15. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2013

    Catalysing the Liveris function at Dow Chemical

    Question: what is the difference between these three large companies: Air Products, DuPont and Dow Chemical? Answer: Dow...

  16. October 24, 2013

    Dow Chemical carries out ‘self-help measures’ amid slow growth

    Dow Chemical is carrying out “self-help measures in a slow-growth world” after reporting earnings that were up 17 per cent...

  17. October 10, 2013

    Hedge funds profit in land of Greek opportunity

    From Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical to ambassador John Negroponte, the great and the good of the Greek diaspora gathered...

  18. 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...

  19. September 23, 2013

    World Cup: High-profile sponsorship can be a boon – or backfire

    Sponsors of the Fifa World Cup and the Olympic Games are accustomed to controversy. During the 2012 London Olympics, Dow...

  20. September 15, 2013

    US rivals brace for battle over LNG permits

    The rise of the US as a global gas exporter is gathering speed. Until May, the government had granted just one permit for...

  21. July 1, 2013

    US stocks begin second half of 2013 with a rally

    US stocks began the second half of 2013 with a broad rally led by a rise in Apple, which struggled in the first six months...

  22. June 5, 2013

    Materials losses send US stocks lower

    The materials sector continued a difficult 2013 as all three major US stock indices lost more than 1 per cent after US data...

  23. May 27, 2013

    Kuwaiti oil minister quits over Dow Chemical’s compensation win

    Kuwait’s oil minister has quit in the fallout over a $2.2bn government compensation payment to Dow Chemical of the US, in a...

  24. May 21, 2013

    US charges 3 NYU researchers in Chinese bribery case

    NEW YORK, May 20 – US authorities brought criminal charges against three New York University researchers on Monday, alleging...

  25. 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...

  26. May 15, 2013

    Argentina: Would-be partners worry about the risk of shale

    No one doubts the attractiveness of Argentina’s shale oil and gas prospects, particularly its vast Vaca Muerta (Dead Cow)...

  27. May 13, 2013

    Global shale revolution threatens Gulf petrochemicals expansion

    Middle East energy producers have long bet on petrochemicals as a way to diversify their economies away from reliance on oil...

  28. May 12, 2013

    Legal sanctions force Chevron into Argentina rethink

    Chevron has been forced to retool a partnership to develop massive shale oil reserves in Argentina because of legal...

  29. May 7, 2013

    Dow receives $2.2bn from KPC to settle JV dispute

    Dow Chemical of the US has been paid $2.2bn by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation in a final resolution of the dispute between the...

  30. May 5, 2013

    Obama backs rise in US gas exports

    The Obama administration has signalled support for more plants to export liquefied natural gas, as the US embraces its...

  31. April 28, 2013

    ‘This is about doing well by doing good’

    Not every 100-year-old can claim to have their finger on the pulse of the hottest emerging trends, but the Rockefeller...

  32. April 24, 2013

    Oil and gas: Lack of consistency bedevils progress in crucial industry

    Opec delegates used to joke how every half-yearly meeting of the oil producers’ club would kick off with the formal...

  33. April 16, 2013

    United States: Countries vie for a piece of the shale revolution

    The shale boom – as with other revolutions that began in the US – has inspired many around the world to consider securing...

  34. April 1, 2013

    Week in review, March 30

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tidjane...

  35. March 25, 2013

    Industry fears LNG exports rise will hit US

    Tens of billions of dollars of potential investment in US industry are at risk if the government allows a large increase in...

  36. February 28, 2013

    Caterpillar to cut 1,400 jobs in Belgium

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of earthmoving equipment by revenues, plans to cut 1,400 jobs at its Belgian plant,...

  37. 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...

  38. February 25, 2013

    Chiefs call for US energy policy shake-up

    The US needs a comprehensive energy strategy to boost its economic competitiveness, a group of leading chief executives said...

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