*Offer price range 26.50- 35.50 eur/ shr. FRANKFURT, Sept 18- Bayer's plastics division Covestro aims to raise about 2.5 billion euros in an initial public offering, it said on Friday, announcing what could become the largest stock market debut in Germany in almost 15 years. That would make it the biggest listing in Germany since mail and logistics group Deutsche...» Read More
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