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Nearly 2,000 Siemens employees protest against job cuts

BERLIN, Nov 17 Siemens employees protested in various German cities on Friday against the company's proposal to cut 6,900 jobs, which a senior Siemens official said could be revised after negotiations with the union.

Braskem to build plant in test using sugar to make plastic bottles

SAO PAULO, Nov 17 Brazil's Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, will build a pilot plant in partnership with Denmark's Haldor Topsoe to test the use of sugar to produce a key ingredient in PET making.

Electric cars not ready for mass production yet - Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT, Nov 17 Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model.

UPDATE 2-Shell's Muller quits as world's biggest crude oil trader

LONDON, Nov 17 The world's most powerful crude oil trader, Royal Dutch Shell's head of oil trading Mike Muller, has stepped down after 29 years with the company, an internal announcement reviewed by Reuters on Friday showed.

UPDATE 1-British stocks fall back as Carillion crashes, Sky soars

* Sky soars as U.S. firms interested in Fox News assets (Updates prices at close)

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