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      June 28, 2016

      Dow Chemical to cut 2,500 jobs in revamp

      Dow Chemical said on Monday it would cut some 2,500 jobs, or about 4 per cent of its global workforce as part of a...

    2. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Saudi grants Dow trading license as part of reform plans

      Dow Chemical has become the first company not headquartered in Saudi Arabia to receive a trading license from the...

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    1. May 23, 2016

      Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

      As Werner Baumann prepared to take the reins of German conglomerate Bayer in April, his message was one of continuity....

    2. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Monsanto confirms Bayer acquisition proposal

      Monsanto is considering an acquisition proposal from Germany’s Bayer, the US agribusiness has confirmed. Monsanto...

    3. May 12, 2016

      Bayer/Monsanto: seeds of doubt

      A new chief executive is greeted by some short-term softness in earnings. He operates in an industry that is...

    4. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Dow Chemical outstrips expectations

      Dow Chemical, which is working to complete its merger with rival DuPont, reported underlying earnings per share well...

    5. April 13, 2016

      Deutsche Bank halts N Carolina expansion plans over anti-gay law

      Deutsche Bank has frozen plans to expand in North Carolina after the US state passed a law that overturned protections...

    6. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Deutsche Bank shelves N Carolina hiring on LGBT law

      Deutsche Bank has frozen plans to expand in North Carolina after the US state introduced a law excluding lesbian, gay,...

    7. March 15, 2016

      Monsanto operating chief sees a crop of seed and chemical deals

      Deal activity in the seeds and chemicals sector, which has seen the multibillion-dollar merger of DuPont of the US and...

    8. March 7, 2016

      BASF: one day at a time

      BASF boss Kurt Bock said recently that his company takes a “very sober view” of acquisitions. The market thinks he...

    9. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Dupont shares in focus on BASF report

      The broader US stock market is set to open lower on Monday, but shares of Dupont, the US chemicals company that’s...

    10. March 5, 2016

      BASF has weighed up DuPont counterbid

      BASF, the world’s largest chemicals company by sales, has for weeks been considering a counterbid for DuPont of the US,...

    11. March 3, 2016

      Dow Chemical chief in line for $52m golden parachute

      Andrew Liveris, chief executive of Dow Chemical, is in line for a golden parachute worth an estimated $52.8m if he...

    12. February 24, 2016

      Peter Orszag leaves Citigroup for Lazard

      Lazard has hired Peter Orszag, a former budget director in Barack Obama’s White House, to bolster the New York...

    13. February 3, 2016

      ChemChina plays down alarm over $44bn Syngenta bid

      ChemChina sought on Wednesday to pre-empt political opposition to its $43.8bn bid for Swiss agribusiness, Syngenta,...

    14. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Syngenta agrees to $43bn-plus ChemChina takeover

      It’s official: Syngenta and ChemChina have agreed to a more than $43bn takeover. The two companies had been widely...

    15. February 2, 2016

      Liveris to leave Dow Chemical by mid-2017

      Andrew Liveris, chief executive of Dow Chemical, on Tuesday laid out a timetable for the end of a reign marked by...

    16. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Dow Chemical CEO to step down after DuPont merger

      It’s the end of an era. Andrew Liveris will step down as chief executive of the Dow Chemical after the chemical...

    17. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Dow Chemical reaps in benefit of oil price collapse

      Lower oil prices helped Dow Chemical offset the sting of a stronger dollar and report better than expected fourth...

    18. January 26, 2016

      Emerging market slowdown hits DuPont sales forecast

      The slowdown in emerging economies including Brazil and South Africa means DuPont’s sales are expected to be flat this...

    19. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Dupont warns of weaker EM growth, dollar

      Dupont, the US chemicals company that’s agreed a $130bn merger with Dow Chemical, has warned a stronger dollar and a...

    20. January 14, 2016

      YPF signs shale deal with American Energy Partners

      YPF, Argentina’s state-controlled energy company, signed an agreement on Thursday with American Energy Partners to...

    21. January 11, 2016

      Pacesetting companies and the masochists who run them

      Being a bellwether is no fun. Shepherds used to castrate a ram — or wether — put a bell round its neck and set it to...

    22. December 29, 2015

      DuPont job cuts hit home state hardest

      DuPont, the chemicals company undertaking a $130bn merger with Dow Chemical, has advised staff of “significant” job...

    23. December 21, 2015

      Dealmakers claim 2015 boom is different

      After a record-shattering year for global dealmaking, there is more to come.  That is the overwhelming message from top...

    24. December 17, 2015

      Activists v private equity: blunt force

      Good ideas and thoughtfulness matter. That could be one refreshing conclusion from the recent success of activist...

    25. December 13, 2015

      Tax efficiency alone is no reason to do a deal

      Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, drew fire in 2013 when he defended the internet group’s tax affairs by pointing out...

    26. December 11, 2015

      DowDuPont: the chemicals between us

      1+ 1 = 3. That’s the philosophy behind the $120bn combination of Dow Chemical and DuPont, announced on Friday morning....

    27. December 11, 2015

      DuPont merger will keep Dow Chemical survivor at the top

      A large personality with a luxuriant moustache, a booming voice, and a ready laugh, Andrew Liveris is an unexpected...

    28. December 11, 2015

      Adobe shares leave Wall St indices in shade

      Adobe shares extended their 2015 rally on Friday after the software maker unveiled a sharp increase in quarterly sales...

    29. December 11, 2015

      Dow Chemical and DuPont unveil $130bn mega-merger

      Dow Chemical and DuPont, the two largest US chemicals companies, have agreed a $130bn merger of equals, to be followed...

    30. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Dow Chemical and DuPont to merge in $130bn deal

      At last. Dow Chemical and DuPont have finally unveiled the terms of their eagerly anticipated $130bn merger that would...

    31. December 9, 2015

      Rising materials shares temper Wall St losses

      US stocks slumped on Monday, but a rally in the energy and materials sectors helped Wall Street close off its lows of...

    32. December 9, 2015

      The biggest deals in the chemical sector - ranked

      Dow Chemical and DuPont are in talks over a $120bn merger that would be the latest in a long list of megadeals this...

    33. December 9, 2015

      Dow/Du Pont: eat yourself thin

      Doubling in weight is, admittedly, an odd start for a fitness regime. Both Du Pont and Dow Chemical, venerable giants...

    34. December 9, 2015

      Costco slides on membership fees setback

      Costco was among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500 after the membership-based US wholesale retailer reported...

    35. December 9, 2015

      Dow and DuPont aim to pre-empt activists with megadeal

      A problem shared is a problem halved. That adage might serve as a mission statement for the $120bn merger now being...

    36. December 9, 2015

      Dow races to fend off Loeb with DuPont merger

      Dow Chemical is racing to announce a historic $120bn merger with DuPont by the end of this week as a truce with...

    37. December 9, 2015

      DuPont and Dow in $120bn deal talks

      Dow Chemical and DuPont are in talks over a potential $120bn merger that would bring together America’s two largest...

    38. November 1, 2015

      Nanoco joins the dots together to take quantum leap

      It is not the most glowing buy note ever written by a broker, or the most elegant: “Revenue and profits are dependent...

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