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UCD Smurfit Executive Development partnered with the Boston University Questrom School of Business because faculty member Prof Venkat Venkatraman (above) is an expert on the convergence of strategy and technology

Every business is now digital. Digital technologies and the data and insights they generate are changing why businesses exist and how they operate at (...)

A protester in  a pill-shaped costume demonstrates against Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto by German chemicals firm Bayer outside the World Conference Centre  in Bonn. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

In numbers: Goodbye, Monsanto €54 billion Sale price on Monsanto, the controversial US pesticides maker synonymous with GM food, to German chemicals (...)

 A protester wears a pill shaped costume bearing the names of Bayer and Monsanto during a demonstration against the takeover of US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto by German chemicals firm Bayer outside  the annual General meeting of  Bayer.  Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

The Monsanto company name, which has become synonymous with genetically modified food and as a longstanding target of environmental activists, will di(...)

Ryanair fell almost 2 per cent in Dublin to €16.32 amid lingering threats of industrial action. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/File Photo/Reuters

A robust bounce-back in Italian stocks helped lift European equities on Wednesday as investors recovered from the previous day’s sharp sell-off and di(...)

Bayer cleared the final major hurdle to its $66bn takeover of Monsanto on Tuesday as US antitrust authorities approved the deal, requiring $9bn worth of divestments

Bayer cleared the final major hurdle to its $66 billion (€57 billion) takeover of Monsanto on Tuesday as US antitrust authorities approved the deal, r(...)

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, the most commonly used herbicide in the world. Photograph: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

The first study of exposure in adults to glyphosate, the most commonly used pesticide in Ireland, has found the general population is subjected to “lo(...)

There are a number of methods used to edit the DNA of any organism, and it is possible to be highly specific and precise when you go in to  make a genetic change

A quiet revolution is under way in laboratories across the developed world, one that has the potential to do nothing short of altering the course of h(...)

Bayer has won the green light from almost two-thirds of the jurisdictions that need to sign off on its takeover of Monsanto. Photograph: Shannon VanRaes/Reuters

Bayer is close to winning US antitrust approval to buy Monsanto, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move that would lift the last major(...)

  Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the start of the trading day in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares rose on Tuesday after Chinese president Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs, fuelling optimism that a trade war between his coun(...)

Bayer chief executive Werner Baumann at press conference in Leverkusen on Wednesday following the announcement of the German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant’s annual results. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Bayer said it expects to close the $66 billion acquisition of US rival Monsanto by the middle of this year, needing more time to complete its transfor(...)

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