BASF bid for rival Ciba

The German chemical giant BASF has agreed a multi-billion euro deal for its Swiss rival Ciba. It will create the world’s biggest maker of additives


Alitalia nears rescue deal

Italy’s biggest unions have clinched a provisional deal to save stricken airline Alitalia from potential collapse. Italy’s four main unions have


EU agree Georgia plan

EU foreign ministers have met in Brussels to clear the way for 500 million euros in aid to Georgia. The financial package, is a response to the


Staying on track at Lotus

Lotus has had its fair share of ups and downs, facing changes of ownership and a highly competitive auto industry. Changing gear in changing times


Going green at Lotus

British sportscar company Lotus is investing in alternative fuels and recyclable materials, attracting clients to its consultancy business, and


Top NATO meetings in Georgia

High level NATO talks aimed at showing support for Georgia in its recent conflict with Russia are taking place in Tblisi. The NATO delegation, headed


Race to rescue Alitalia

Last ditch talks are continuing between government and unions to find a rescue package for stricken Italian national airline Alitalia. But, the