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  • *Seven big companies in talks to list shares in Moscow. MOSCOW, May 30- Seven big Russian companies are in advanced talks with the Moscow Exchange about listing their shares, the exchange's CEO says, highlighting corporate Russia's preference for listing at home amid sanctions and a standoff with the West. Afanasiev said a desire among Russian businesses to...

  • BERLIN— Economists say countries should ramp up the price of carbon emissions to as much as $100 per metric ton by 2030 to stop catastrophic global warming. Experts including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and former World Bank chief economist Nicholas Stern say carbon dioxide should be taxed at $40- $80 per ton by 2020.. They say prices should rise to $50- $100 by...

  • HANDAN, China, May 29- Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain sceptical. Though festooned with banners calling for the construction of "beautiful villages" and the "upgrade"...

  • HANDAN, China, May 29- Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain skeptical. Though festooned with banners calling for the construction of "beautiful villages" and the "upgrade"...

  • MUNICH, May 26- German industrial gases group Linde's supervisory board is due to vote on a merger agreement with U.S. peer Praxair on June 1, two people close to the matter told Reuters on Friday. The all-share merger of equals, intended to create a market leader that will overtake France's Air Liquide, had fallen behind schedule because of the complexity of talks...

  • EPA already regulates pesticide safety under a different law that gives the agency authority to place restrictions on when and where spraying can occur. The current EPA rule was put in place after a lawsuit was filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen. A federal appeals court agreed in 2009, forcing EPA to start requiring the permits.

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  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as investors went on a late buying spree. Technology companies like TurboTax maker Intuit and materials companies including industrial gas company Praxair made some of the biggest gains. Officials discussed steps for shrinking the central bank's $4.5 trillion in bond holdings and Wall...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The Energy Department has said no workers were injured and no airborne radiation escaped into the environment as a result of the...

  • *Clariant CEO takes chairman role, Peter Huntsman CEO job. ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of about $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing...

  • May 22- Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Monday, helped by higher oil prices and as defense stocks rose after a $110 billion arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia. President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend, on his first foreign trip since taking office and one that the White House hopes will shift the focus away...

  • Huntsman CEO: Now is the opportune time for Clariant tie-up

    Peter Huntsman, Huntsman CEO, discusses the news that his company will merge with Clariant in a $14 billion deal.

  • May 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as a rise in oil prices offset concerns regarding ongoing political turmoil in the United States. President Donald Trump's firing of a former FBI head and reports of his administration's links to Russia, including on a federal investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump's...

  • *Clariant CEO takes chairman role, Peter Huntsman CEO job. ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Swiss Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of over than $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing market...

  • Chemical groups Huntsman, Clariant in $14 billion merger

  • ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, they said on Monday, after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing market share to rivals in Asia, where demand is growing faster, or...

  • GENEVA— Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and Texas' Huntsman Corp. will attempt to join and create a company with a market value of $13.8 billion, the latest proposed deal in a chemicals industry that is seeking to consolidate rapidly. If approved, Clariant shareholders would own 52 percent of the company and Huntsman shareholders would own 48 percent.

  • ZURICH, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG said on Monday they are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion. The deal, which the companies called a "merger of equals", creates a global specialty chemical company with approximately $20 billion enterprise value, Clariant said in a...

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal would combine Clariant, a Muttenz, Switzerland- based maker of aircraft de-icing fluids, pesticide ingredients and plastic coloring, with Woodlands,...

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday, citing sources, that Clariant shareholders stood to own about 52 percent of the combined company...