Apple sank 2 per cent, the most in more than three weeks, to $115.93, making it the biggest drag on the Nasdaq and the S&P 500. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

European stocks declined less steeply than on Tuesday, as commodity producers rebounded from a sell-off. However, investors remained cautious about c(...)

 Ryanair aircraft at Dublin Airport: the airline fell 2.4 per cent to €13.40 yesterday. Photograph: Andy Eain/EPA

Stock markets around the world fell and bond yields rose as investors weighed the implications that a US interest rate rise before the end of the ye(...)

Apple: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: TNT Express. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Sept); German IFO business climate (Oct); US Dallas Fed manufacturing index (Oct); US new (...)

Bayer chief executive Marijn Dekkers: would not comment on targets but said seeds was an area where the company was keen to strengthen. Photograph: Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images

Bayer says it is interested in acquisitions and partnerships in crop science after the partial disposal of its plastics business increased the group’s(...)

The new treatment would be implemented in tandem with existing treatments, such as chemotherapy. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/File photo

Ireland will become the first country to do clinical trials using a new drug which could increase success rates in treating 25 per cent of breast canc(...)

German drugmaker Bayer saw underlying core earnings increase by one third in the second quarter. Photo: Getty Images

German drugmaker Bayer saw underlying core earnings increase by one third in the second quarter, helped by a gain in prescriptions of new drugs such a(...)

The Swiss drugmaker Actelion  has a dominant position in treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Actelion, Europe’s biggest biotech company, raised its full-year outlook despite posting lower-than-expected earnings, with the sales decline in an ol(...)

If Monsanto does not merge with Syngenta, its may seek alternative ways to help expand its portfolio of herbicides and agricultural chemicals

Any hostile bid by Monsanto for Swiss rival Syngenta is some way off, the US seed company’s president and chief operating officer has adding he was f(...)

Des Higgins, who developed Clustal, in 2002. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

We are not always good at telling the stories of Irish scientists and the impact of their work. One of these stories concerns the extraordinary imp(...)

French finance minister Michel Sapin talks to his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis (right) during an European Union finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Central Bank has agreed to raise the cap on emergency funding for the Greek banking sector according to reports. Following an emergency c(...)