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(...)

Syngenta, target of an unwanted $45 billion takeover approach by Monsanto, said its US suitor has failed to convince it of the merits of a merger. Photo: Reuters

Syngenta, target of an unwanted $45 billion takeover approach by Monsanto, said its US suitor has failed to convince it of the merits of a merger and (...)

Ryanair  had a quiet day trading down 0.5 per cent at €11.70, which was roughly in line with industry rivals. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European shares dropped on Friday, weighed down by a slump in the Athens stock market, which slid to one-month lows after Greece delayed a debt payme(...)

Greek economy minister George Stathakis said Greece had the money to pay, but had accepted an offer from the IMF to bundle four payments due in June into a single €1.6 billion lump sum due at the end of the mont

Greece delayed repayment of an IMF loan on Friday and a deputy minister said Athens might call snap elections to break an impasse with lenders that(...)

Employees work in front of computer screens at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece’s debt talks a(...)