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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

Rethinking herbicide regulations

9 May 2016 Business

Europe withdraws amitrole and isoproturon, while EU, US and Colombia reconsider glyphosate rulings

Abbot boosts heart devices with St Jude buyout

6 May 2016 Business

Medical devices consolidation continues with $25bn deal, but Abbott expresses concerns over proposed Alere merger

Cancer deals spread

4 May 2016 Business

AbbVie nabs antibody specialist Stemcentrx, while Sanofi pursues Medivation

Chemours sheds disinfectants and aniline

3 May 2016 Business

Dow Chemical and Germany’s Lanxess will buy plants as Chemours restructures following its spin-off from DuPont

Pumping up industrial wasted heat

26 April 2016 Business

Company profile: Qpinch reclaims wasted energy by mimicking nature

FDA moves to withdraw swine drug carbadox

13 April 2016 Business

Carcinogenic antibiotic has been banned in EU, Canada and Australia for years

Surge in US industry investment linked to shale gas

12 April 2016 Business

264 expansion or construction projects announced, of which 40% have commenced or completed

Brazilian recession hits chemical industry

11 April 2016 Business

Demand for chemical products has fallen 7.9% in the last year, as production hits all-time low

Dow settles remaining polyurethane price-fixing suits

11 April 2016 Business

$400m proposal covers claims of customers not involved in previous class action lawsuit

DuPont shutters US plant where leak killed four workers

8 April 2016 Business

La Porte plant will not reopen after fatal methyl mercaptan leak in 2014

Californian hazard warning website criticised

8 April 2016 Business

Site providing information related to state’s Proposition 65 law is ‘inaccurate’ says industry association

US treasury rules scupper Pfizer–Allergan merger

8 April 2016 Business

Government aims to crack down on corporate tax avoidance through ‘inversion’ deals

Two dead in explosion at Chinese chemical plant

5 April 2016 Business

Five others injured when wastewater treatment device detonated

Gilead loses to Merck & Co in hepatitis C drug dispute

31 March 2016 Business

US court upholds Merck’s claim to patents related to blockbuster drugs