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    1. 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,...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. October 30, 2015

      Materials bounce back after tough time

      Materials stocks have turned their fortunes round after a punishing year and were the best-performing sector on the S&P...

    26. October 22, 2015

      American Express hit by dollar strength

      American Express shares slid 5.3 per cent after it saw third-quarter earnings hit by a stronger US dollar. It said net...

    27. 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...

    28. May 26, 2015

      Unravelling ‘gap risk’ at Deutsche Bank

      The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday found that Deutsche Bank had materially misstated the value of a...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      Dow Chemical: some backstory

      Reuters has a piece on Dow Chemical chief executive Andrew Liveris which is well worth a read: In her lawsuits and OSHA...

    30. March 27, 2015

      Dow Chemical to sell chlorine operations to Olin for $5bn

      Dow Chemical of the US is selling its chlorine-based operations to Olin, a smaller chemicals company, in a tax-free...

    31. March 2, 2015

      Activist investors’ success owes much to wider bull run

      The activist attacks come in wave after wave. Sotheby’s settled with Daniel Loeb last year only to find a second hedge...

    32. February 12, 2015

      Carmakers seek to use carbon fibre in mass-market vehicles

      With its aggressive looks, the 170mph Cadillac ATS-VR racing car stood out from the crowd at last month’s Detroit auto...

    33. November 21, 2014

      Loeb wins battle to appoint Dow Chemical directors

      Dow Chemical has agreed to appoint two directors nominated and paid by Third Point, the activist hedge fund, in a...

    34. November 17, 2014

      Notebook: When the wheels of India’s justice system stick

      It was back in 1973 that Delhi bus conductor Ranbir Singh was accused of defrauding his state-owned employer by...

    35. October 22, 2014

      Dow chief responds to Loeb pressure

      Dow Chemical’s management team are “going to be great listeners” to ideas from shareholders on improving the company’s...

    36. October 22, 2014

      Dow Chemical dips after early gains

      America’s biggest chemicals company, Dow Chemical, rallied before paring back gains on Wednesday after reporting strong...

    37. September 17, 2014

      Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

      Trian, the activist investment fund led by Nelson Peltz, has accused US chemicals group DuPont of “destroying...

    38. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2014

      Beware the Yieldco

      Hedgeye’s Kevin Kaiser is an independent analyst on a lone crusade against the shoddy valuation of capital intensive...

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