A   woman runs past Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta’s logo in front of the headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not ful(...)

Bayer cited the strengthening of most major currencies against the euro, including the US dollar, Chinese yuan and Swiss franc, for better outlook.  Picture: Bloomberg

Bayer raised its full-year forecast for profit and sales, citing “much more favorable” foreign exchange rates. The company’s earnings before interest,(...)

Twitter: results out tomorrow.  Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

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French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi has come under fire rom French government ministers over a   €4 million welcome bonus planned for its new CEO. Photo: Reuters

French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi came under fire from French government ministers on Monday over a welcome bonus planned for its new CEO.Sanofi’s n(...)

French drugmaker Sanofi has named Olivier Brandicourt, a Paris-educated doctor and head of Bayer’s healthcare arm, as its chief executive officer.

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Ruairí Quinn and John Walshe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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C&C results showed falls in profitability in its US and British businesses, sparking a selloff that knocked 8.6 per cent off its value. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

European stocks rallied late, reversing earlier losses, as a report showed that US economic growth had beaten forecasts.Commerce department figures s(...)

Steve Puryear, a condo owner and Airbnb host who caters to business travelers, in Austin, Texas. Airbnb, which lets travelers rent space for short periods, has set up a portal to attract business travelers looking for alternatives to hotels. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times

Lauren Hauber has moved past the days of trudging down the hotel corridor with an ice bucket. Like a growing number of business travellers, Hauber, a (...)