Monsanto

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Bayer was one of the biggest boosts to the Stoxx 600, up 1.2 per cent after BASF agreed to buy parts of its seed and herbicide businesses. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq index edged up by 0.44 per cent on Friday on a day of light volume and few significant stock moves. In Europe, it was a more(...)

A Bayer-Monsanto merger would create the world’s largest integrated pesticides and seeds company

The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer’s planned $66 billion (€56bn) takeover of US seeds group Monsanto, saying it wa(...)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are long-lived pollutants that were mass produced by Monsanto between 1935 and 1977 for use as coolants and lubricators in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors

Monsanto continued to produce and sell toxic industrial chemicals known as PCBs for eight years after learning that they posed hazards to public healt(...)

Bracken: a single plant can eventually spread to fill a whole field. Illustration: Michael Viney Bracken: a single plant can eventually spread to fill a whole field – and it is very hard to get rid of. Illustration: Michael Viney

Clasping the stem firmly with both hands, I tug up fronds of bracken shoot by shoot. The last, buried inches leave the ground so sweetly that it shoul(...)

Bayer is currently seeking regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Bayer, which is taking over US seeds group Monsanto, said poor sales at crop protection distributors in Brazil and a weaker-than-expected consumer hea(...)

A striking statue at  Rosses Point in Co Sligo: “Our ocean is a national asset and supports a diverse economy,” notes Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine Institute.

Monday Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (May); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (June) Tuesday Indicators: UK consum(...)

Karl Brophy, former INM executive  and founder of Red Flag.

Red Flag Consulting, the Irish company founded by former Independent News & Media communications executive Karl Brophy, increased its profits by 4(...)

A  trader with ash  on his forehead for Ash Wednesday  works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where banks and industrial stocks were the biggest gainers. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Dow Jones index yesterday soared through the 21,000 mark for the first time after US President Donald Trump’s measured tone in his first speech to(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the entire auto industry is bracing for potential changes  in the North American Free Trade Agreement under Trump presidency. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

Even before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th of the United States last week, big business had already thrown him a veritable inaugural ball. A (...)

The volume of global mergers and acquisitions was $3.6 trillion in 2016, a 17 per cent drop from last year’s record $4.37 trillion but enough to make the year the second-highest for deal-making since 2007

A final flurry of large takeovers during the last months of 2016 lifted global deal-making to its second-highest annual level since the financial cris(...)

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