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Chinese FDI into the State experienced a record year in 2016 with investment totalling almost $3 billion

Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into the State rebounded last year, jumping 218 per cent to $100 million (€87.2 million), according to a study(...)

Campaign group Friends of the Earth described the decision of EU governments a ‘tremendous victory’ for bees and for the environment. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

A near-total ban on bee-harming pesticides is set to come into force across Europe by the end of the year, in a move welcomed by environmental groups.(...)

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(...)

Bees and other pollinators are vital to food production but are in decline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The world’s largest-ever field trial has shown for the first time the scale of damage to honey bees and wild bees - including the bumble bee - caused (...)

Logo of China National Chemical Corp, or ChemChina. Photograph: Reuters

ChemChina and Sinochem are planning to merge next year, creating the world’s biggest chemicals group with $100 billion of revenues, according to senio(...)

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(...)

Tullow Oil: The Kingfisher well at the Lake Albert Rift Basin, in Uganda. Tullow Oil added 4.1 per cent to €3.33 in Dublin yesterday

Irish shares and the broader European market ended the session on Monday little changed, following a choppy session which saw early gains give way to (...)

Kerry Group rose 3% to €72.17 after boutique UK investment bank Liberum pushed its buy rating on the stock

European shares rebounded after three days of declines as better-than-expected Chinese data helped ease investor concerns over global growth and the h(...)

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(...)

A deal with Monsanto would give Bayer a shot at grabbing the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

German pharmaceutical and crops manufacturer Bayer said its negotiations with Monsanto Co had advanced, and it was now willing to offer more than $65 (...)

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