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 1:44

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(...)

“Bayer has been looking to sell this business for several years and management was frustrated by its negative effect on growth and margins,” Alistair Campbell, an analyst at Berenberg said .

Bayer is to sell its diabetes devices unit to Panasonic Healthcare , a joint venture backed by buyout firm KKR, for about €1 billion to leave a busine(...)

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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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

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

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