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  1. August 17, 2014

    Lanxess buoyed by Zachert’s return to take helm of group

    When Matthias Zachert announced in January that he would step down from his role as chief financial officer at Merck KGaA...

  2. August 17, 2014

    Lanxess chief warns it must turn round or become takeover target

    The chief executive of Lanxess has warned that the German speciality chemical company risks becoming a takeover target...

  1. May 7, 2014

    Lanxess to raise 10% more capital

    Lanxess is set to issue new shares equivalent to 10 per cent of its equity capital as new chief executive Matthias Zachert...

  2. January 27, 2014

    Merck: teary farewell

    Chief financial officers are supposed to sweet-talk markets. That is their job. But is sweet talk worth a 10th of a...

  3. January 26, 2014

    Lanxess chief Heitmann to quit as profits fall

    Lanxess chief executive Axel Heitmann is to stand down after the speciality chemical company’s profits were hit by growing...

  4. 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...

  5. September 18, 2013

    Lanxess to cut 1,000 jobs amid downturn in motor industry

    Lanxess, the German speciality chemicals company, is set to cut 1,000 jobs by the end of 2015 and reduce management bonuses...

  6. August 13, 2013

    German utilities power ahead amid economic confidence boost

    German stocks were boosted after confidence in the eurozone’s biggest economy grew in August, according to one of its most...

  7. August 12, 2013

    Ryanair slips as pilots call for inquiry

    Ryanair fell to the foot of a flat FTSE Eurofirst after pilots at the Dublin-listed budget airline called for an inquiry...

  8. August 6, 2013

    Merck KGaA: drug screening

    Merck KGaA, as its corporate history says, has been offering “growth and transformation since 1668”. Even after 345 years,...

  9. August 6, 2013

    German industrials warn on profits

    Some of Germany’s biggest industrial companies have warned of falling demand, shrinking profits and the need for further...

  10. August 1, 2013

    Inside Business: Handicaps of sector and name fail to check Lanxess

    The ugly duckling of Leverkusen turned this week into the swan of Cologne. Lanxess, a German speciality chemicals company...

  11. July 11, 2013

    Heineken boosted by Finnish drinks deal

    Deal news boosted Heineken, with investors welcoming a move by the world’s third-biggest brewer to offload its Finnish...

  12. June 27, 2013

    Peugeot surges on talk of GM alliance

    Peugeot shares jumped on speculation that the French carmaker could receive a large cash boost as part of a tie-in with...

  13. 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...

  14. April 24, 2013

    Evonik finally finds right chemistry to reach market

    Europe’s biggest public listing this year took place on Thursday when Evonik Industries, a German chemicals company, made...

  15. April 8, 2013

    Lundin buoyed by North Sea find

    News that Lundin Petroleum struck a “potentially significant oil discovery” cheered investors on Monday. The discovery,...

  16. March 22, 2013

    Banks stumble amid crisis concerns

    Banks were some of the biggest losers this week as investors rattled by the banking crisis in Cyprus sold out of riskier...

  17. March 21, 2013

    Sharp declines for Swedish lenders

    European markets swung into negative territory on Thursday as key eurozone manufacturing data for March triggered fresh...

  18. March 7, 2013

    Adidas scores on upbeat outlook

    Corporate results were behind the biggest moves across Europe on the busiest day this week for earnings. The FTSE Eurofirst...

  19. March 6, 2013

    Renault up as union talks enter final lap

    Months of talks between Renault and French unions appeared to be nearing an end on Wednesday after the carmaker’s second...

  20. February 7, 2013

    DNB signals Nordic banking catch-up

    Better fourth-quarter results than expected from DNB, Norway’s biggest bank, and a promise of a larger dividend sent its...

  21. January 9, 2013

    Telecom rumours get through to investors

    European markets flirted with two-year highs on Wednesday, boosted by gains in the telecoms sector amid rumours of...

  22. November 6, 2012

    Chemical sector – a cooler wind

    Apologies if this sounds familiar, but is the chemical industry racing ahead or just running to stand still? The question is...

  23. February 9, 2012

    Offshore renminbi market set to lure issuers

    After an unruly sell-off at the end of last year, calm appears to have returned to the offshore renminbi market. Dim sum...

  24. December 15, 2011

    Apollo wins battle for Taminco with €1.2bn bid

    CVC Capital Partners demonstrated its European and Asian reach when the private equity group agreed to sell Belgian chemical...

  25. October 23, 2011

    Bidders vie for CVC’s Taminco stake

    Taminco, the Belgian chemicals company, has drawn a string of private equity fund and strategic bidders in a third attempt...

  26. July 26, 2011

    STMicro leads European chipmakers lower

    Lingering debt market concerns and some disappointing earnings kept European equities under pressure. STMicroelectronics was...

  27. June 2, 2011

    Lanxess in talks to buy Taminco

    The wave of takeovers in the chemical sector looks set to continue after it emerged that Lanxess of Germany is in talks to...

  28. August 15, 2010

    Germany: On a roll

    At the ready: galvanised steel at ThyssenKrupp's Duisburg works. A boom in German industry’s order inflow is spurring a new...

  29. July 4, 2010

    German companies see order books overfill

    Industrialists do not usually complain when their business is thriving. But after several months in which orders have been...

  30. July 4, 2010

    German industrial output bounces back

    German industrial companies are frantically rehiring workers and ramping up capacity as they approach output levels last...

  31. May 3, 2010

    Banks hit by doubts over Greek rescue

    European shares rose on Monday as upbeat US economic data boosted hopes of a strong recovery. But financials were under...

  32. April 14, 2010

    Lubrizol in talks to buy rival Cognis

    Lubrizol, the US speciality chemicals group, has approached Cognis about a potential takeover which could value its German...

  33. April 13, 2010

    Lubrizol in talks to buy rival Cognis

    Lubrizol, the US speciality chemicals group, has approached Cognis about a potential takeover which could value its German...

  34. April 9, 2010

    BASF ponders bid for debt-burdened Cognis

    BASF, the German chemicals group, is pondering a bid for Cognis, the heavily indebted German speciality chemicals maker...

  35. March 10, 2010

    LED demand brightens trade in Aixtron

    Aixtron, the world’s leading maker of equipment used to produce LED lighting, rose as much as 11.7 per cent on Wednesday...

  36. March 1, 2010

    Actelion plummets on failed drug hopes

    Actelion plunged more than 18 per cent to a four-year low after research found the Swiss biotechnology company’s Tracleer...

  37. February 2, 2010

    German industry bullish on strong 2010 recovery

    Germany's largest industrial companies are readying themselves for a surprisingly strong business rebound this year after...

  38. February 1, 2010

    German industry bullish on 2010 recovery

    Daimler more than doubled December sales in China Germany’s largest industrial companies are readying themselves for a...

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