Elon Musk’s Hyperloop  was the subject of a keynote speech at SXSW Eco

South By SouthWest (SXSW) is the poster child for successful conference expansion. Starting with just music and film back in 1987, which takes place (...)

Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

European shares ended nearly two per cent lower yesterday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer (...)

Monsanto has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table. Photo: Reuters

Monsanto has made an increased takeover offer to Syngenta, seeking to draw the Swiss pesticide producer to the negotiating table after its earlier app(...)

Three of Europe’s main bottlers of Coca-Cola products are to combine in a $27bn deal to simplify manufacturing at the world’s largest drink maker as it seeks to cut costs at a time when consumers are shifting away from its fizzy drinks. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

An Obama administration crackdown to stop US businesses pursuing takeovers that let them escape the country’s high corporate tax regime was dealt a s(...)

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(...)

Misguided?: an anti-GM protester at Rothamsted Research in 2012. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Few scientific avenues are as controversial in the public mind as genetic modification of crops. Many scientists are allured by the potential to in(...)

Muufri’s  chief technology officer warns that moves to increase milk production in order to satisfy global demand could lead to a sharp deterioration in quality

Irish farmers run the risk of ruining the country’s reputation as a premium dairy producer by ramping up milk production too quickly. That’s ac(...)

Music-streaming service Spotify is one of the few European tech companies which has become a global name – now a series of new venture funds has sprouted up in search of the next generation of European start-ups

As Europe’s tech companies such as Spotify, the music-streaming service, and King Digital, the maker of the Candy Crush franchise, have become global (...)

Aer Lingus inched up 0.6 per cent to €2.44 as markets digested the news that Etihad planned to sell its near 5 per cent stake in the airline

US and European stocks declined as investors fretted about Greece and the timing of a US interest rate hike. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index(...)

Guinness owner Diageo is reportedly being eyed up by Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann and his partners in private equity firm 3G Capital. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

European shares fell on Monday, weighed down by a drop in agrochemicals group Syngenta although Deutsche Bank outperformed to surge higher after boar(...)