Dow Chem­i­cal, DuPont ‘in merger talks’

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

Dow Chem­i­cal Co Ltd is in late-stage talks to merge with DuPont Co in what would be the largest deal in the chem­i­cals in­dus­try, peo­ple with knowl­edge of the mat­ter said. An ac­cord may be an­nounced as soon as this week, said the peo­ple, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied be­cause the in­for­ma­tion is pri­vate. Af­ter the merger, the com­pany would break into two or three busi­nesses be­cause of reg­u­la­tory and other is­sues, the peo­ple said.

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