Monsanto

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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(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell  on Friday. Photograph:  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

European shares powered to their best week since last April on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism ab(...)

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(...)

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