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    1. October 30, 2014

      Lufthansa and Linde temper forecasts as global gloom deepens

      The darkening outlook for the global economy has cast a shadow over two more German corporate mainstays with Lufthansa...

    2. November 25, 2013

      Hybrid tax schemes face day of reckoning

      When FirstGroup bought Laidlaw, the US yellow school bus operator, in 2007, the UK transport operator financed the...

    1. November 7, 2013

      Linde chief retires in glory

      Construct a personality profile of the chief executive of an industrial gases group. Apart from essential leadership...

    2. August 21, 2013

      Eurofirst slips to three-day losing streak

      European markets ended lower for a third consecutive day, marking the FTSE Eurofirst 300’s longest losing streak in two...

    3. May 30, 2013

      Chip stocks help lift European indices

      European semiconductor stocks were boosted on Thursday after a positive outlook on the sector from analysts at JPMorgan....

    4. May 6, 2013

      Weak German data soften cement groups

      Europe’s stocks slipped off five-year highs as a sharp reminder of the continent’s growth problems helped to stall a...

    5. March 7, 2013

      Linde: walking on air

      Oxygen is the stuff of life – and in the industrial world that is every bit as true for gases generally. Add the relatively...

    6. October 29, 2012

      Linde plans to cut costs further

      Linde, the world’s second-largest maker of industrial gases by sales, is planning deeper cost cuts to protect profits in the...

    7. October 29, 2012

      Linde – a breath of fresh air

      In a treacly European earnings season, Monday’s results from industrial gases group Linde were a gas. True, there was some...

    8. October 29, 2012

      UBS shares energised by planned job cuts

      News of a radical downsizing at Swiss bank UBS pleased investors on Monday. Switzerland’s biggest bank by assets is expected...

    9. September 4, 2012

      Shandong set for further expansion

      Shandong Heavy Industry Group, the Chinese machinery conglomerate that makes everything from auto parts to bulldozers, says...

    10. July 10, 2012

      Linde raises €1.4bn to fund Lincare buyout

      Linde, the German industrial gas producer, has raised €1.4bn ($1.7bn) via a capital increase to fund its $4.6bn acquisition...

    11. July 2, 2012

      Linde / Lincare

      Marriage between cousins is a questionable practice. And judging by the 3 per cent fall in Linde’s share price on Monday, it...

    12. July 2, 2012

      Germany’s Linde to pay $4.6bn for Lincare

      Linde, the German industrial gas producer, has agreed to pay $4.6bn to acquire Lincare Holdings, a US provider of oxygen and...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2012

      Linde gets oxygenic with Lincare

      Section 15 of Germany’s Securities Trading Act, as divined by the Federal Ministry of Justince, requires publicly listed...

    14. March 26, 2012

      German industrials lead European advance

      German stocks led Europe higher on Monday as the FTSE Eurofirst 300 closed up for the first time in six sessions. The Xetra...

    15. March 21, 2012

      Design space: A portable gas cylinder

      Product: Genie for The Linde Group Design: in-house Territory: Europe Compressed gas cylinders are generally tall, slim and...

    16. March 9, 2012

      Hermès slips on negative broker comment

      Solid corporate results provided some support for European equities this week as equity markets struggled to recover from a...

    17. February 5, 2012

      Germany: A Bric, or just stuck in a hard place?

      Angela Merkel has just been to Beijing, in a year when China is about to displace France as Germany’s largest trading...

    18. October 19, 2011

      Strike reports add to Iran petrochemical woes

      Workers are thin on the ground at Iran’s biggest petrochemical production facility, set in a dedicated economic zone in the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - BSkyB says will launch £750m buyback, announces 20 per cent dividend hike – statement....

    20. July 22, 2011

      People: Brevan founder heads for exit

      Hedge fund Brevan Howard’s chief operating officer and co-founder James Vernon is leaving the firm, becoming the most senior...

    21. May 7, 2011

      JLR seeks to hire more engineers

      Jaguar Land Rover wants to recruit 1,000 engineers in the next two years to its UK operations as part of a £5bn ($8.2bn)...

    22. February 15, 2011

      New York and Frankfurt balance

      The leading bankers walking the fine line of balancing the interests of Deutsche Börse and the New York Stock Exchange...

    23. January 31, 2011

      MBA 2011

      What will 2011 hold for MBA students? As recruiters return to campus, job prospects are better than for many years. But as...

    24. January 10, 2011

      Edwards reshapes ahead of flotation

      Edwards, the 91-year-old Sussex-based vacuum pump manufacturer, has stressed a commitment to create a core UK technology...

    25. December 14, 2010

      Edwards drops sale for IPO

      Edwards, the vacuum technology supplier to the world’s biggest chipmakers, has abandoned plans for a sale of the company and...

    26. December 8, 2010

      AT&T wins new European business customers

      AT&T, the US-based telecommunications group, signed contracts with two new European business customers underscoring the...

    27. November 6, 2010

      Beemer believers

      German executives from BMW struggled to turn round UK subsidiary Rover Cars during the nineties. Today, however, they appear...

    28. November 5, 2010

      Jaguar Land Rover seeks China plant

      Jaguar Land Rover, the UK-based luxury vehicle business owned by India’s Tata Motors, plans to produce more than 50,000...

    29. October 1, 2010

      Fuel cells: Hydrogen car plans go off the boil

      In 2008, a battle for the future of automotive propulsion seemed to be shaping up in Japan. On one side were Toyota and...

    30. August 17, 2010

      Strong rally by Greek stocks

      Greek equities rallied strongly on Tuesday as traders flocked to the country’s financial stocks after two weeks of...

    31. August 2, 2010

      Banks’ positive results lift Europe

      Resurgent banks led the benchmark European index up to a three-month closing high on Monday after a string of positive...

    32. July 23, 2010

      The FT30 and how industry has changed

      There can be few places in Britain where ships still tie up at the same dock as they did a century ago, unload the same raw...

    33. June 6, 2010

      Edwards hires executives to spearhead changes

      Edwards, the vacuum technology company, will on Monday say it has hired the recently departed bosses of JCB and Jaguar Land...

    34. May 14, 2010

      Australia gas deal renews tension

      East Timor is considering legal action over a multimillion-dollar helium production facility in Australia, renewing tension...

    35. May 14, 2010

      Australia gas deal renews tension

      East Timor is considering legal action over a multimillion-dollar helium production facility in Australia, renewing tension...

    36. April 26, 2010

      The Mittelstand opportunists

      Public pressure: protesters against Siemens’ doing business Iran, before the company said it would not seek new contracts in...

    37. February 24, 2010

      Packing it around the world

      Graham Chipchase is wearing his tin hat as new chief executive of the world's largest drinks canmaker, doing the rounds of...

    38. February 5, 2010

      Gas attack

      After twice failing to do it the easy way, industrial gases provider Air Products is huffing and puffing to win control of...

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