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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 (...)

Chemical giant: Shares in  Bayer plunged by the most in seven years in Frankfurt after the drugmaker confirmed an offer to buy the world’s largest seed producer, which has a market value of about $45 billion (€59 billion). Photograph: Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images

Bayer’s unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto met with scepticism as concerns mounted that the German company would need to take on too much debt an(...)

Germany’s Bayer disappointed investors with its earnings outlook for 2016 when a new chief executive will steer the company through changes in its healthcare, seeds and crop chemicals markets.

Germany’s Bayer disappointed investors with its earnings outlook for 2016 when a new chief executive will steer the company through changes in its hea(...)

Thieves have made off with $15,000 worth of Lego from a toy store in two robberies police say have the hallmarks of an organised syndicate.Toyworld in(...)