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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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