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  1. March 13, 2014

    Former Shell chief Voser had pay cut to €8.5m

    Peter Voser, Shell’s former chief executive, had his total pay including bonuses cut by more than half to €8.5m last year...

  2. October 12, 2012

    Akzo Nobel chief not yet fit to return

    Shares in Akzo Nobel NV, the Dutch coatings and chemicals group, dropped five per cent after the company announced that new...

  1. September 18, 2012

    Akzo Nobel chief on leave with ‘fatigue’

    Dutch paint and chemicals company Akzo Nobel’s new chief executive, Ton Büchner, will take a leave of absence for several...

  2. July 19, 2012

    Akzo Nobel profits hit by one-off charges

    Akzo Nobel, the Dutch coatings and chemicals company, beat analysts’ expectations with second-quarter earnings and revenues...

  3. May 22, 2012

    Shell defends pay and plans for Arctic

    Environmental campaigners and shareholders clashed with Royal Dutch Shell at an annual meeting dominated by concerns over...

  4. April 23, 2012

    Wijers leaves Akzo Nobel on sound footing

    When Hans Wijers, who will step down on Monday after nine years as chief executive of Akzo Nobel, first took the job, it was...

  5. April 19, 2012

    Akzo Nobel suffers 3% fall in earnings

    Akzo Nobel, the Dutch coatings and chemicals company, reported earnings fell in the first quarter compared with a year...

  6. December 2, 2011

    Dutch CEOs urge ‘political courage’ on euro

    The chief executives of the top five industrial companies in the Netherlands have urged European leaders to show the...

  7. November 24, 2011

    Dutch back ECB as ‘last resort’

    Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch finance minister, endorsed a more active role for the European Central Bank “as a last resort”...

  8. July 21, 2011

    Rising raw material costs weigh on Akzo Nobel

    Dutch paint and chemicals company Akzo Nobel announced second-quarter sales in 2011 had risen 5 per cent year on year, but...

  9. June 27, 2011

    AkzoNobel warns on profits

    AkzoNobel, the Dutch paint and chemicals company, issued a profit warning on Monday, joining the ranks of companies forced...

  10. June 10, 2011

    AkzoNobel chief executive to step down

    Hans Wijers, AkzoNobel’s chief executive, has announced that he will step down in April 2012 after a nine-year tenure during...

  11. February 17, 2011

    Akzo Nobel urges education spending

    Hans Wijers, chief executive of Akzo Nobel, has called on European governments to “put their money where their mouth is” and...

  12. November 12, 2010

    Akzo Nobel switches focus in China

    China’s shift from an export-led economy to domestic consumption led-growth will make it harder for foreign businesses to...

  13. June 22, 2010

    Akzo Nobel ends three-year search for starch unit buyer

    Akzo Nobel, the Dutch paints and chemicals group, said yesterday it had agreed to sell its speciality starch business to...

  14. June 3, 2010

    Road to emerging markets may be paved in fool's gold

    Finding a chief executive who is not evangelical about emerging markets these days is like finding hens' teeth. Countries...

  15. June 2, 2010

    Potholes on the road to emerging markets

    Finding a chief executive who is not evangelical about emerging markets these days is like finding hens’ teeth. Countries...

  16. April 26, 2010

    View from the Top: Hans Wijers, Chief executive, Akzo Nobel

    Hans Wijers is one of Europe's leading industrialists. A former Dutch economics minister, he now runs Akzo Nobel, the...

  17. April 25, 2010

    Hans Wijers, chief executive of Akzo Nobel, on why Europe must improve its competitiveness

  18. February 24, 2010

    Drive to link pay to sustainability begins

    Sustainability has been a trendy, if sometimes derided, concept for some time in business circles.Now it appears to be...

  19. February 17, 2010

    Investors back Shell's executive pay freeze

    Shareholders in Royal Dutch Shellsupported a pay structure for the oil and gas group yesterday that will freeze executive...

  20. February 17, 2010

    Investors back Shell's freeze on executive pay

    Shareholders in Royal Dutch Shellsupported a pay structure for the oil and gas group yesterday that will freeze executive...

  21. February 16, 2010

    Investors back Shell’s executive pay freeze

    Shareholders in Royal Dutch Shell supported a pay structure for the oil and gas group on Tuesday that will freeze executive...

  22. FT Alphaville

    February 16, 2010

    Big oil's bonus backlash

    Earlier this month, Hans Wijers, the newish chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Royal Dutch Shell, said the oil...

  23. February 8, 2010

    Wijers says Shell has learnt its lesson on pay

    Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company that suffered a humiliating defeat by shareholders on pay last year, made a mistake by...

  24. February 7, 2010

    Wijers says Shell has learnt pay lesson

    Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company that suffered a humiliating defeat by shareholders on pay last year, made a mistake by...

  25. December 29, 2009

    Doubts linger over globalisation trend

    Two years after Akzo Nobel of the Netherlands completed its £8bn purchase of ICI , the British company's logo has yet to...

  26. December 29, 2009

    M&A faces intense scrutiny in the UK

    Two years after Akzo Nobel of the Netherlands completed its £8bn ($12.8bn) purchase of ICI , the British company's logo has...

  27. December 28, 2009

    Doubts linger over globalisation trend

    In foreign hands: but British brand names remain to the fore Two years after Akzo Nobel of the Netherlands completed its...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 30, 2009

    GSK to cut drug prices for developing countries

    GlaxoSmithKline is to cut signi­ficantly the prices of its medicine in emerging economies next spring, the FT reported. The...

  29. September 12, 2009

    Shake-up at Shell after pay backlash

    Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled a big boardroom shake-up and the departure of Sir Peter Job, the head of its remuneration...

  30. September 11, 2009

    Shake-up at Shell after pay backlash

    Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled a big boardroom shake-up and the departure of Sir Peter Job, the head of its remuneration...

  31. February 25, 2009

    AkzoNobel defends ICI buy-out

    AkzoNobel, the Dutch paints and chemicals company, yesterday defended its £8bn ($11.6bn) acquisition of ICI in 2007 after...

  32. February 24, 2009

    Akzo Nobel defends ICI takeover

    Akzo Nobel, the Dutch paints and chemicals company, on Tuesday defended its £8bn ($11.6bn) acquisition of ICI in 2007 after...

  33. September 30, 2008

    Nobel intentions

    To appreciate the extent to which seized-up financial markets are affecting the "real" economy, consider Akzo Nobel. The...

  34. September 30, 2008

    Nobel intentions

    To appreciate the extent to which seized-up financial markets are affecting the "real" economy, consider Akzo Nobel. The...

  35. September 29, 2008

    Akzo Nobel

    To appreciate the extent to which seized-up financial markets are affecting the “real” economy, consider Akzo Nobel. The...

  36. March 7, 2008

    Merger and apprehension

    "They feel welcome, they're excited about the future and they're relieved to be part of a company with a strong balance...

  37. March 6, 2008

    Hard work still lies ahead for Glocer

    “They feel welcome, they’re excited about the future and they’re relieved to be part of a company with a strong balance...

  38. November 30, 2007

    No ICI presence on Akzo board

    Akzo Nobel, the Dutch conglomerate that has agreed to buy ICI, said no member of the UK chemical company's top team would...

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