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The creation of more data and the use of Industry 4.0 technologies are providing huge opportunities for manufacturers to improve productivity and profitability - but according to a report by law firm Irwin Mitchell, many in the sector are risking... Read more

A court of appeal in France has rejected a charge against industrial giant Lafarge alleging it was guilty of "complicity in crimes against humanity" over its involvement in Syria. However, charges of the funding of terrorist groups including ISIS... Read more

The European Union has made its case for the removal of tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump on metal imports in what is already one of the most high-profile and potentially fiery cases ever to come to the World Trade Organization (WTO)... Read more

German chemical giant Bayer has said that the number of US plaintiffs blaming its Monsanto-produced glyphosate weedkillers for their cancer has more than doubled since June. There are now over 42,700 lawsuits facing Bayer, potentially raising any... Read more

The European Union has won its court case against France over warning that cities across the country from Paris to Nice have been exceeding pollution limits mostly as a result of diesel car engines... Read more

Four years after the auto manufacturer's largest post-war scandal broke, a court case opened which set hundreds of thousands of manipulated diesel car owners, all demanding compensation, against the German car giant Volkswagen... Read more

The Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline filed a notice on Thursday (26 September), requesting that a tribunal of independent arbiters be assembled to determine where the European Union is in breach of its own obligations under the Energy... Read more

Germany's Environment Ministry has announced that it will ban the use of glyphosate weedkiller from the end of 2023 and limit the use of the chemical before then, over claims in the US that it causes cancer... Read more

Food fraud costs the industry around €30-billion a year globally. With the number of cooperation requests by the EU Food Fraud Network jumping 30% in 2018, counterfeiters continue to pose a major threat to food innovation and consequently economic... Read more

Shares in German chemical giant Bayer have rocketed by as much as 11% following a report that the company has proposed to pay up to $8-billion (£6.59-billion) to settle more than 18,000 US lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. Read more

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer welcomed a US judge's call to cut a $2-billion damages payout awarded by a jury to a couple in California after having found that the Monsanto produced glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup had been the cause of... Read more

Climate change isn’t often out of the news. Alongside the current focus on the damaging effects on plastic in or seas, it’s not easy to ignore the damage done to the planet by globalisation, industry and the way that we live. Read more

Technology giant Bosch has accepted a fine €90-million for lapses in supervisory duties that allow car manufacturers to engage in emissions cheating, according to a statement by German prosecutors in Stuttgart... Read more

The federal court in Belém, Brazil has lifted the production embargo on the Alunorte alumina refinery, thus allowing the Norwegian aluminium manufacturer, Norsk Hydro, to resume full production after a long legal dispute... Read more

A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

Executives at Volkswagen are preparing for an investor revolt following the news that three influential advisory groups are urging shareholders to cast their votes against all but one of the company's board members at the upcoming annual general... Read more

In what was an unprecedented show of anger following the losses around the acquisition of Monsanto, shareholders at Bayer have delivered an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the CEO, Werner Baumann, and the company's top management executives. Read more

Multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced a raft of measures aimed at offsetting carbon emissions created by the consumption of the fossil fuels the company produces. The company will invest $300-million over a three year period in... Read more

The European Union has launched two World Trade Organization disputes against India and Turkey, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on ICT products and pharmaceuticals. Large economic interests and important legal principles are at stake... Read more

The CEO of the German chemical giant Bayer has insisted that the $63-billion (€55.6-billion) takeover of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto in 2018 was a "good idea" despite the huge legal costs that... Read more

  • Bayer Monsanto Roundup

  • Volkswagen faces Germany's biggest ever lawsuit over "dieselgate"

  • Nord Stream 2 opens arbitration claim over new EU gas rules

  • Roundup

  • European Court of Justice, Aussen, Luxembourg

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