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  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Oct 5- Doubts are growing among Clariant investors whether the Swiss chemicals maker will be able to drive through a $20 billion merger with Huntsman Corp in the face of opposition from an activist investor. White Tale Holdings became the largest shareholder in Clariant last month with a 15.2 percent stake, and a source close to the investor...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 5- Health experts from European Union countries are expected to discuss whether or not to extend the license for herbicide glyphosate at a meeting starting on Thursday, but will only vote on the issue later this year. The European Chemical Agency concluded in March that glyphosate, one of the world's most heavily used weed killers, should not be...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Oct 5- Private equity firms looking to bid for Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business, which could be valued at up to 9 billion euros, will be offered debt financing of up to 6 billion euros, people close to the situation said. All the prospective bidders declined to comment while Akzo Nobel spokesman Leslie McGibbon said that the "dual track...

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  • *Pirelli prices IPO at 6.5 euros per share. MILAN, Oct 4- Shares in Italy's Pirelli fell on Wednesday on the tyremaker's return to the Milan stock exchange two years after it was taken over by China National Chemical Corp. The maker of tyres for Formula One racing teams and premium automakers such as BMW and Mercedes sold shares in the offer at 6.5 euros apiece,...

  • WASHINGTON— The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says his staff will now work in close partnership with industries the EPA regulates. The EPA's announcement includes statements from industry leaders cheering the initiative, including chemical manufactures, pesticide makers, electric utilities and oil and gas producers.

  • MEDINA, Ohio _ RPM International Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $116.4 million. RPM International expects full-year earnings to be $2.85 to $2.95 per share. RPM International shares have decreased roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Pirelli prices IPO at 6.5 euros per share. MILAN, Oct 4- Shares in Italy's Pirelli fell on Wednesday on the tyremaker's return to the Milan stock exchange two years after it was taken over by China National Chemical Corp and a group of Italian investors. The maker of tyres for Formula One racing teams and premium vehicle makers such as BMW and Mercedes sold shares in...

  • DOVER, Del.— A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's ruling in favor of chemical company DuPont Co. in a lawsuit alleging price-fixing involving a widely used industrial pigment. The Third Circuit court panel on Monday upheld a Delaware judge's decision last year granting summary judgment to DuPont in a lawsuit brought by the Valspar Corporation, a...

  • *Egypt falls for first time in six days. DUBAI, Oct 3- Egypt's stock market fell on Tuesday, ending a six-day winning streak that took the blue-chip index to an all-time high, while Gulf bourses traded narrowly but a couple of petrochemical shares boosted Saudi Arabia. "After hitting 14,100 points on Monday, it is normal to see such an adjustment on Tuesday- the market...

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  • **Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said. **Italy solved one of its remaining banking headaches on Friday as France's Credit Agricole agreed to take over three small ailing banks for 130 million euros. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building...

  • **Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said. **Italy solved one of its remaining banking headaches on Friday as France's Credit Agricole agreed to take over three small ailing banks for 130 million euros. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its German building...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • ZURICH, Sept 28- Activist investors seeking to block specialty chemicals maker Clariant's merger with Huntsman of the U.S. have boosted their stake in the Swiss company. A notice published on Thursday by the Swiss stock exchange showed White Tale Holdings, which has been used by hedge fund investor Keith Meister and New York City investors David Winter and...