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  1. July 17, 2014

    JR stars for Grangemouth but industry drama drags on

    It was counterintuitive for Timothy Dexter, the 18th-century entrepreneur, to carry coals to Newcastle. But his cargo...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Ineos secures £230m UK government backing to expand Grangemouth

    Ineos has received a government loan guarantee to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank at Grangemouth, offering a...

  1. June 30, 2014

    Ineos to buy out BASF stake in Styrolution

    Ineos has agreed to buy out rival German chemical group BASF’s 50 per cent stake in its styrene plastics joint venture for...

  2. March 29, 2014

    Terms unveiled for review into union dispute tactics

    Ministers have announced revised terms for a much-delayed and heavily diluted inquiry into alleged union intimidation in...

  3. March 20, 2014

    Ineos pits itself against Sinopec in intellectual property claim

    Ineos has set itself on a collision course with Sinopec by claiming that the state-controlled Chinese petrochemicals group...

  4. March 20, 2014

    Ineos caught in Chinese intellectual property web

    British petrochemicals group Ineos will have an uphill battle attempting to enforce its intellectual property rights claims...

  5. March 20, 2014

    Ratcliffe’s Chinese IPR fight betokens a rapprochement

    Towering chemicals tycoon Jim Ratcliffe cannot be accused of picking fights with littler adversaries. His latest beef is...

  6. Westminster Blog

    March 11, 2014

    What has happened to David Cameron’s review into “trade union tactics”?

    The massive industrial dispute at Grangemouth refinery in Scotland last autumn prompted David Cameron to launch an inquiry...

  7. February 12, 2014

    Osborne set to freeze tax on fossil fuels

    George Osborne is preparing to freeze a tax on fossil fuels used to generate electricity for up to four years in response to...

  8. February 7, 2014

    Jim Ratcliffe

    A cup of coffee at the favourite café of Britain’s most successful postwar industrialist will set you back only SFr2.70...

  9. 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...

  10. December 2, 2013

    Shale gas to transform Grangemouth’s fortunes

    The Grangemouth petrochemical plant – scene of a bitter dispute between owner Ineos and the Unite union – will be profitable...

  11. December 1, 2013

    Industry near ‘crisis point’ over green taxes

    British industry has warned that green taxes are pushing it to “crisis point” even as George Osborne prepares to cut...

  12. November 17, 2013

    Blacklist groups in £100,000 payouts

    Thousands of construction workers on an industry blacklist have been offered compensation payouts of up to £100,000 each,...

  13. November 13, 2013

    Moody’s warns Ineos over financial exposure to Grangemouth

    Ineos has been warned over its continuing financial exposure to the lossmaking Grangemouth petrochemical plant, despite...

  14. November 5, 2013

    Brussels to probe Ineos-Solvay deal

    Brussels is launching an full antitrust probe into a joint venture between Solvay and Ineos, two of Europe’s biggest...

  15. November 4, 2013

    Britain’s half-love for German model

    Few things better illustrate Britain’s deep yet frustrated admiration for the German way than the dispute at Grangemouth in...

  16. October 31, 2013

    Unite leader says union ‘not cowed’ by Grangemouth defeat

    The leader of Britain’s biggest union has warned it would not be “cowed” by its defeat at the Grangemouth petrochemicals...

  17. October 28, 2013

    Expect calls for bigger pay rises if recovery picks up, says TUC

    Workers will demand higher pay rises if the recovery gathers pace the Trades Union Congress warned, as union leaders tried...

  18. October 28, 2013

    Grangemouth union official resigns

    The Labour party and union official at the centre of this month’s Grangemouth industrial dispute has resigned from his job...

  19. October 28, 2013

    A €15,000 bathtub? Hair shirts fit better

    There was something familiar about reports that a German cleric dubbed “the bishop of bling” had spent €15,000 on a bathtub...

  20. October 27, 2013

    Grangemouth clash leaves cracks in the foundation of a community

    With its sprawling hectares of brightly twinkling crackers, cooling towers and chimneys, the Grangemouth refinery and...

  21. October 25, 2013

    Grangemouth chief calls for industrial policy overhaul

    Fresh from a crushing victory over the Unite union at Scotland’s largest industrial complex, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman and...

  22. October 25, 2013

    Ineos reverses decision to close Grangemouth

    Ineos has reversed a decision to close the petrochemical plant at Grangemouth, after the Unite union caved in to the owner’s...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses failed to extend the momentum seen in the US, as concerns of a liquidity squeeze in China continued...

  24. October 25, 2013

    Officials say Grangemouth closure will not lead to fuel shortages

    Government officials are scrambling to reassure motorists that the shutdown of Grangemouth refinery will not lead to fuel...

  25. October 24, 2013

    Unite chief denies union was humiliated by Grangemouth retreat

    As Unite climbed down and embraced a previously rejected survival plan to try to save the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant,...

  26. October 24, 2013

    Old wound threatens to reopen at Grangemouth

    As bosses and union leaders resume talks over Grangemouth petrochemical plant, an old sore is in danger of reopening on...

  27. October 24, 2013

    Grangemouth future uncertain despite union climbdown

    The future of the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical plant was hanging in the balance on Thursday night despite the...

  28. October 23, 2013

    Last-ditch scramble to save Grangemouth

    Ministers in the Scottish and UK governments were scrambling to save Scotland’s most important industrial complex after the...

  29. October 23, 2013

    Petrochemicals sector feels the pressure

    The closure of Grangemouth, the Ineos-owned petrochemicals plant in Scotland, has been a long time coming. The facility,...

  30. October 23, 2013

    Q&A: Why does Grangemouth matter?

    Ineos said on Wednesday it would close its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth, and the future of Scotland’s only refinery...

  31. October 23, 2013

    Grangemouth steeped in Scotland’s oil history

    Ineos’s plan to close its Grangemouth petrochemical plant with the loss of more than 800 jobs – and review the future of the...

  32. October 23, 2013

    Ineos’s Grangemouth move a poor reflection on UK manufacturing

    It would be comforting to believe that the impending closure of the Grangemouth petrochemicals plant is the result of an...

  33. October 22, 2013

    Scotland seeks buyers for Grangemouth

    Scotland’s government has launched a search for potential buyers of the Grangemouth refinery, ramping up pressure on its...

  34. October 22, 2013

    Scotland politicians seek buyer for Grangemouth refinery

    Top Scottish politicians have been talking to potential buyers for a refinery and petrochemicals complex that is at the...

  35. October 21, 2013

    Workers reject Ineos demands at Grangemouth

    Two-thirds of Unite union members at the shuttered Grangemouth complex have refused demands from owner Ineos to accept...

  36. October 20, 2013

    Ineos ‘not bluffing’ over threat to close Grangemouth

    Ineos has warned it is “not bluffing” in its threat to close Scotland’s Grangemouth refinery and petrochemicals complex...

  37. October 17, 2013

    Ineos will restart Grangemouth if Unite agrees not to strike

    Ineos, the UK chemicals group, said on Friday it will restart the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemicals complex if the...

  38. October 17, 2013

    Ineos shuts Grangemouth refinery despite cancelled strike

    Ineos has shut down its Grangemouth refinery and petrochemicals complex in Scotland, suggesting it might not restart unless...

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