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In return for the EU green light, DuPont will divest large parts of its global pesticides business. Photograph: Tim Shaffer/Reuters

Dow Chemical and DuPont gained conditional EU antitrust approval on Monday for their $130 billion (€119 billion) merger by agreeing to significant ass(...)

Donald Trump’s plans to impose an import tax has divided corporate America

Rick Woldenberg views US economic policy through an unconventional lens: a multicoloured toy microscope that retails for just $20 (€18.90). Copyrighte(...)

BT shares fell as the telecoms giant warned on profits  after accounting irregularities at its Italian division. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

European stocks rose as commodity producers led an advance in cyclical shares while those deemed more immune to the economy trailed. Across Europe, t(...)

Donald Trump: Clinton’s campaign has attacked the Wikileaks exposé as the work of Russian hackers aimed at handing the election to the Republican. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

What do Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Gaelic Players Association have in common? They have all benefited from the efforts of New York-b(...)

Teneo cofounder Declan Kelly (second from left) with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton: details of  firm’s connections with the Clintons were revealed in emails leaked by Wikileaks

Teneo, the New York consultancy firm cofounded by Irish executive Declan Kelly, promoted his ability to “secure” money from the American Ireland Fund(...)

Monsanto’s shares ended 0.8 per cent lower at $106.10 in New York on Tuesday amid uncertainty over whether any agreed deal will clear antitrust hurdles. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Bayer is bracing itself for tough regulatory scrutiny of its $66 billion deal to acquire Monsanto, which will transform the German aspirin-to-chemical(...)

 Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta: China’s state-owned ChemChina hopes to have  regulatory clearance to complete the takeover deal by the end of the year.  Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Syngenta, which has agreed to be taken over by China National Chemical for $43 billion (€39bn), said talks with regulatory authorities to win approval(...)

Monsanto’s weak earnings could increase the possibility of M&A for the company

Monsanto is in talks with Bayer AG and other companies regarding “alternative strategic options,” a month after it rejected the German company’s $62 b(...)

Hostelworld chairman Richard Segal (left) with CEO Feargal Mooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

European shares steadied on Thursday, with banks coming under pressure after a surprise rights issue by Spain’s Banco Popular raised fears that others(...)

Monsanto closed at $106 in New York trading on Monday, up 4.4 per cent for the day but lower than Bayer’s $122 bid. Photograph: Getty Images

Monsanto shares closed 13 per cent below Bayer’s all-cash offer on Monday amid concern that regulators may complicate the proposed $62 billion takeove(...)

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