Chemical company Akzo Nobel knocks back third takeover bid

| May 10, 2017

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Akzo Nobel rejected PPG Industries' third takeover bid in favour of its own breakup strategy, raising the prospect that the US rival will go hostile with its $29.5bn (€27bn) offer for the Dutch coating and chemical company.

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