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(...)

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 (...)

Donald Fitzmaurice and Padraig McBride, founders of Brandtone. 1:58

Donald Fitzmaurice and Padraig McBride founded Brandtone, a mobile marketing company headquartered in Ireland that conducts campaigns in emerging mark(...)

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(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)