Köln Es klingt wie das Drehbuch zu einem Krimi: Über Jahre soll ein leitender technischer Angestellter von Lanxess Geschäftsgeheimnisse des Chemieunternehmens nach China verraten haben.
COLOGNE, Germany German prosecutors are pressing criminal charges against a former employee of chemicals maker Lanxess for allegedly stealing trade secrets to set up a Chinese copycat chemical reactor.
FRANKFURT Bayer's adjusted core earnings were flat for the quarter, as better prescription numbers for cardiovascular drug Xarelto were tempered by a weaker animal health business and a strong euro weighing on the value of overseas sales. | Video
* Shares down 3 percent in early trade
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FRANKFURT Chemicals group BASF said it planned to sell its Construction Chemicals unit or find a merger partner for it, as new Chief Executive Martin Brudermueller looks for ways to boost the group's share price.
* Shares at 2-year low
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* Low water levels disrupt shipments on river Rhine
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FRANKFURT Industrial gases groups Praxair and Linde won U.S. antitrust approval for their $86 billion merger on Monday, clearing the last hurdle for the deal in the nick of time.
FRANKFURT/MOSCOW Germany's BASF and Russian miner Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) have struck a nickel and cobalt supply deal to meet growing demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
ZURICH/MUNICH An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals.