Chemicals (Legacy)

Activist investor RBR launching campaign to break up Credit Suisse: FT

Activist investor RBR launching campaign to break up Credit Suisse: FT

Published 16/10/2017

Activist investor RBR Capital Advisors is launching a campaign for breaking up Swiss bank Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) into three parts, the Financial Times reported on Monday. [more…]

World`s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

World`s largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

Published 13/10/2017

The Pink Raj, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world's largest, is expected to fetch up to $30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month. [more…]

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

Published 13/10/2017

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Published 13/10/2017

European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer after an asset sale deal paving the way for the German drugmaker's $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Published 13/10/2017

Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. [more…]

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Published 12/10/2017

The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix. [more…]

U.S. NIH, 11 drugmakers partner to accelerate cancer therapy research

U.S. NIH, 11 drugmakers partner to accelerate cancer therapy research

Published 12/10/2017

The Trump Administration threw its support behind a public-private partnership with 11 drug companies to advance a new class of drugs that uses the body's immune system to fight cancer. [more…]

Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

Published 12/10/2017

While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold. [more…]

Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive – barely

Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive – barely

Published 06/10/2017

Venezuelan auto worker Celso Nunez spends his days moonlighting as a mover and trading salvaged building materials in his worn-out red pick-up. [more…]

Dollar hits seven-week highs before payrolls

Dollar hits seven-week highs before payrolls

Published 06/10/2017

The U.S. dollar index rose to seven-week highs on Thursday as data pointed to solid U.S. growth, a day before Friday's highly anticipated jobs report for September. [more…]