Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, and excluding some costs, climbed 16 per cent to €3.40 billion, the Leverkusen, Germany-based Bayer said in a statement on Tuesday. (Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

Bayer AG, Germany’s largest company, reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as top-selling drugs Xarelto and Eylea continued to (...)

Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

Merck is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Its headquarters is in Germany.

Up to 70 new jobs are to be created at medical science and technology company Merck. The positions have become available following the official openin(...)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals plunged as much as 42 per cent to the lowest since 2011 after cutting its sales forecast. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Global stocks dropped on Tuesday as the biggest two-day slide for commodity prices in a month reminded investors of the financial-market turmoil that (...)

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Merck posted fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday that beat analysts’ estimates on sales of its pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment. (Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg)

Merck posted fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates on sales of its pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment. Earnings before interest, (...)

Mario Draghi: ECB interest rate decision is due on Thursday. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eric Vidal

TODAY Results: Escher Group; Irish Continental Group; Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Japanese GDP growth rate (Q4); German factory orders (Jan). TOMO(...)

The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index weakened by 0.3 per cent. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.5 percent, falling for the first time in six days. Germany’s DAX and the Cac 40 in France were both slightly lower

A five-day winning streak in European stocks ran out of steam, with Whitbread and Evonik among the biggest decliners after earnings. DUBLIN The Du(...)

Alan Massey, process operator at the MSD site in Ballydine, Co Tipperary: the pharma giant’s Irish operations now help to produce more than 60% of its top 20 global products

MSD, one of the biggest pharma companies in Ireland, is creating 200 new jobs at its manufacturing sites in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary. Some 110 of (...)

Merck & Co. Inc. Januvia brand medication, used to treat type2 diabetes, sit on a pharmacy shelf. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Drugmaker Merck on Wednesday issued a cautious 2016 outlook and reported disappointing fourth-quarter sales of its Januvia diabetes treatment and its (...)