Jeremy Redenius, equity analyst for European chemicals at Bernstein, says a merger deal only has a 50 percent chance of getting regulatory approval.
Germany's Linde and U.S. peer Praxair have ended merger talks that would have created a market leader with a value of more than $60 billion.
The European Commission said the deal, which would create the world's largest integrated crop protection and seeds company, may hurt competition.
Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical chairman & CEO, discusses the company's quarterly beat and strong performance in plastics. Also Liveris talks about the expected merger with DuPont.
John Rountree, managing partner of Novasecta, discusses earnings at Bayer and the company's progress in acquiring Monsanto.
It's not quite salt and a lime, but Ford thinks its cars and trucks could be a pretty good fit with Jose Cuervo, the famed tequila maker.
Results in the quarter were marked by currency volatility, including for the British pound.
Brexit worries weighed on chemical stocks Monday as many companies in the sector have 'significant' exposure to Europe.
The German pharmaceutical and chemicals firm Bayer has outlined a mammoth bid for a U.S. firm beset by reputational issues.
Bayer says it has offered $122 per share for Monsanto in an all-cash deal that values the U.S. company at $62 billion.
German drug and chemicals giant Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company.
The oil market is reaching some stability after earlier volatility, the vice chairman of Saudi petrochemicals giant SABIC said.
Sodium lauryl sulfate was found in the company's liquid laundry detergent.
Jon Forster of Impax picks green tech and other environmental winners and losers from oil’s decline.
Karim Hajjar, CFO of Solvay, says oil and gas prices have impacted profits after reporting a slower rate of growth.
Patrick Jany, CFO of Clariant, talks about the company's growth and says it had a difficult year in China.
Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, discusses the chemical company's recent earnings report and business conditions in Europe and emerging markets.
The president of Sinochem Group, China's energy and chemicals conglomerates, is under investigation for discipline violations, authorities said.
Michel Demaré, chairman of Syngenta, says the takeover deal with state-owned ChemChina is good value for shareholders.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports from Basel on Syngenta and the takeover deal by ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned company.