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    1. 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 concession...

    2. 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 charging a...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 shareholder...

    4. 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...

    5. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2014

      Towards reaction point at Dow Chemical

      Dow Chemical announced some management changes on Monday. Chief Financial Officer William H. (Bill) Weideman has elected to...

    6. July 15, 2014

      Chemicals maker Albemarle to buy Rockwood for $6.2bn

      Albemarle, the chemicals manufacturer known for its bromine-based products, is to buy lithium specialist Rockwood in a...

    7. June 27, 2014

      DuPont falls on trimmed profit outlook

      DuPont, one of the largest US chemicals companies, was under pressure on Friday after the company trimmed its profit outlook...

    8. May 13, 2014

      Damaged Rothko back on display

      A Mark Rothko masterpiece that was severely damaged in a graffiti attack has gone back on display at Tate Modern after a...

    9. 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...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      The London 6am Cut

      Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’: “Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was entering...

    11. May 1, 2014

      Third Point puts pressure on Dow Chemical

      Third Point, the hedge fund led by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has raised the pressure on Dow Chemical to improve...

    12. April 23, 2014

      Dow Chemical chief in talks over activist call to break-up group

      Andrew Liveris, chief executive of Dow Chemical, has met activist investor Daniel Loeb “several times” to discuss the...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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. -...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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