Bert-Friedrich Fröndhoff leads a team of reporters which covers the chemicals, health care and services industries at Handelsblatt.
With new competitors and Chinese ambitions, Germany’s third-largest industry has a tough year ahead.
KPMG, PwC, EY and Deloitte all reported 10 percent growth in fiscal 2018. Of accounting, auditing and consultancy services, strategic advice proved most profitable.
The activist fund run by Paul Singer may be in a wait-and-see position regarding Bayer’s glyphosate liability. Singer might not wait long.
Bayer has had a horrible six months, with its stock price dropping nearly 40 percent. Now its CEO wants to recapture the narrative and persuade investors that the company is a great long-term bet.
In a bid to reboot its sluggish performance, the pharmaceutical and agribusiness giant has announced cuts of 10 percent of its global workforce and the disposal of underperforming divisions.
Lawsuits against the glyphosate-based Roundup are multiplying but that hasn't impacted sales of the weedkiller.
The good times are over in the country's heavyweight chemical sector, due to a dangerous cocktail of weakening demand in key markets and rising raw materials prices.
Why it is better to be a male executive in the chemicals industry in Germany than a female manager in any business? A study exclusive to Handelsblatt reveals how much German leaders earn.
Talking sustainability and being sustainable are two different things. Germany’s auto and power industries have shown they’re all talk, writes a senior Handelsblatt reporter.
Auditors of Germany’s biggest listed companies face their deepest shake-up in decades, as blue chips are forced to seek new financial examiners to comply with EU rules. Expect the same names in different places.