The headquarters of Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Merck is stepping up its push into a new class of copycat medicines that offer hope of lower drugs bills for national healthcare systems while threate(...)

Merck hopes to boost its offering of specialty chemicals to the electronics industry with new purchase. Photograph: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg

Merck has agreed to buy AZ Electronic Materials for about £1.6 billion in cash to boost its offering of specialty chemicals to the electronics industr(...)