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Bayer said the outlay to settle the Roundup litigation will be higher than anticipated in June. Photograph: iStock

Bayer is facing a double hit from a higher legal bill for claims relating to weedkiller Roundup as well as €9.25 billion in impairments on agriculture(...)

Bayer acquired the US crops group Monsanto for $63bn  in 2018, a deal that catapulted the German group into the market leader position but also saddled it with the legal fallout from Roundup, originally a Monsanto product

Bayer will pay up to $10.9 billion (€9.7bn) to settle a wave of lawsuits over the potential carcinogenic effects of its herbicide product Roundup, rel(...)

In February, Bayer acknowledged for the first time that lawsuits related to Roundup could force it to sell assets, issue new equity or borrow money at unfavourable terms. Photograph:   Reuters

Monsanto parent Bayer raised the spectre of “considerable liquidity challenges” as it engages in high-stakes negotiations over weedkiller Roundup liti(...)

Bayer’s shares have suffered on the back of legal setbacks related to its acquisition of Monsanto. Photograph: AFP

Bayer, the German pharmaceuticals and chemicals group, has announced plans to cut 12,000 out of 118,200 jobs worldwide, in a bid to reduce costs and r(...)

Sales at Bayer’s crop science division increased 84%  last quarter, boosted by the addition of Monsanto. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Bayer vowed to defend its embattled weedkiller Roundup, moving to reassure investors that its $63 billion (€55.8bn) acquisition of Monsanto will boost(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Liam Condon, head of Bayer AG’s crop science division: “GM acceptance in Europe is exceptionally low and . . . it’s something we have to accept.”

Dubliner Liam Condon is a marathon man. And the Navan Road native is now limbering up for the run of his life: to seal one of the largest corporate t(...)

Bayer’s  pharmaceutical division continues to grow, with sales in 2016 likely to top €16 billion.

Bayer, the German chemicals company seeking to acquire Monsanto, reported a 5.7 per cent increase in second-quarter profit as prescription-drug sales (...)

German chemicals group Bayer offers to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $122 per share in cash. Photograph: Getty Images

German drugs and chemicals group Bayer said it had made an offer to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $122 per share in cash, or a total value of $62 (...)

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