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EU poised to legislate endocrine disruptor definition

23 June 2016 Business

The European Commission’s newly proposed standards to identify endocrine disruptors face industry opposition

BASF boosts coatings with Chemetall buyout

22 June 2016 Business

$3.2bn purchase from Albemarle continues BASF’s efforts to expand and refocus its coatings division

US biotech director accused of insider trading

22 June 2016 Business

Biostatistics chief at Akebia charged with securities fraud

Metals boss admits illegal export plot

21 June 2016 Business

Global Metallurgy chief conspired to export restricted metals to Iran

Judge voids Merck & Co’s $200m patent claim

21 June 2016 Business

‘Serious misconduct’ kills case over Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs

Adventures of an accidental entrepreneur

15 June 2016 Business

India needs to break out of its colonial mindset and tap into its innovative potential, says Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Westlake Chemical to buy rival Axiall

14 June 2016 Business

US chemical manufacturer Axiall acquired by Westlake Chemical for $3.8 billion, after its earlier bid was rejected

Merck & Co to buy Afferent for neurology drugs

13 June 2016 Business

Deal worth up to $1.25bn includes drug candidate for chronic coughs

J&J to buy Vogue for haircare range

7 June 2016 Business

$3.3bn deal expands Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products segment

Vertellus enters bankruptcy

3 June 2016 Business

Chemical maker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its US operations and plans to auction the business

ThermoFisher Scientific to buy electron microscopy maker

2 June 2016 Business

Deal will expand lab equipment provider’s instrument portfolio for life and materials sciences

Jazz Pharma buy out Celator in $1.5bn deal

2 June 2016 Business

Deal centres on promising leukaemia drug fast-tracked by the US Food and Drug Administration

Fracking gets first UK approval for five years

1 June 2016 Business

Council says Third Energy can test existing borehole in North Yorkshire

India hit hard by US regulatory sanctions

31 May 2016 Business

Data integrity issues have led to punitive measures, but companies are taking measures to improve

US tax rules force fertiliser merger to fall flat

27 May 2016 Business

CF Industries' $8bn merger plan to relocate from US to Europe scuppered by regulatory changes

US tax relief law benefits chemical makers

26 May 2016 Business

Bill provides mechanism to waive import tariffs on materials not available from domestic suppliers

Monsanto turns down Bayer offer

25 May 2016 Business

As global agrochemical companies consolidate, Monsanto rejects ‘inadequate’ $62bn offer from Bayer

WHO clarifies glyphosate risks

23 May 2016 Business

UN and WHO panel conclude the herbicide glyphosate is ‘unlikely’ to cause cancer at realistic exposure levels

Pfizer to buy Anacor for eczema ointment

18 May 2016 Business

$5.2bn deal will bolster pharma giant’s inflammation and immunology drugs portfolio

Mylan expands in dermatology

18 May 2016 Business

$1bn deal with Renaissance Acquisition Holdings brings 25 products and builds on Meda merger portfolio

Honeywell spins off resins and chemicals unit

17 May 2016 Business

‘AdvanSix’ will separate by early 2017 and produce nylon, fertiliser and various chemical intermediates

Total to buy Saft for battery boost

16 May 2016 Business

€950m deal pushes French oil giant deeper into renewables

Deadly US fertiliser plant blast was deliberately set

13 May 2016 Business

Fire that caused West Fertilizer explosion was a ‘criminal act,’ US agency concludes

Evonik acquires Air Products’ chemical unit

10 May 2016 Business

Air Products also spinning off electronic materials to focus on industrial gases

Daiichi Sankyo awarded damages from former Ranbaxy owners

9 May 2016 Business

Arbitration says Singh family withheld information about regulatory investigations during Ranbaxy takeover