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  1. July 24, 2016

    Week Ahead Corporate Diary: Chemical groups reporting results

    Global chemical and pharma groups report second-quarter earnings this week with newsflow in the sector still dominated...

  2. Fast FT

    July 19, 2016

    Bayer says 'disappointed' by Monsanto rejection

    Bayer is holding off from stumping up more cash – for now. The German conglomerate on Tuesday responded to Monsanto’s...

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  1. July 19, 2016

    Monsanto rejects Bayer’s revised $64bn cash offer as ‘too low’

    Monsanto has rejected Bayer’s second takeover approach, claiming the $64bn cash offer was too low, in a fresh setback...

  2. Fast FT

    July 19, 2016

    Monsanto rejects Bayer's higher offer

    Monsanto clearly wants to keep playing poker. The US agribusiness has rejected a revised offer from German conglomerate...

  3. July 19, 2016

    Henderson attacks Bayer's $64bn Monsanto bid

    FTSE 250 asset manager Henderson has launched a critical attack on Bayer’s proposed $64m acquisition of US seed maker...

  4. July 14, 2016

    Bayer lifts bid for Monsanto to $64bn

    Germany’s Bayer has increased its takeover bid for US rival Monsanto to $64bn in its latest attempt at creating the...

  5. Fast FT

    July 14, 2016

    Monsanto says board will review new Bayer bid

    Good news for Bayer? Monsanto said on Thursday that it has received Bayer’s new revised offer for the company and will...

  6. Fast FT

    July 14, 2016

    Monsanto jumps after Bayer raises offer

    Shares in Monsanto are hopping after German conglomerate Bayer upped its offer for the US agribusiness in a bid to...

  7. Fast FT

    July 13, 2016

    Credit Suisse snags top Deutsche investment banker

    Credit Suisse has poached a top mining and natural resources investment banker from Deutsche Bank to become its new...

  8. June 29, 2016

    Monsanto in strategic talks beyond Bayer

    Monsanto is discussing “strategic options” with Bayer and others, the US agribusiness disclosed on Wednesday, in its...

  9. June 26, 2016

    Week Ahead Corporate Diary: June 27 — July 1

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  10. Fast FT

    June 10, 2016

    Westlake to buy Axiall in $3.8bn chemical merger

    Westlake Chemical said on Friday that it will buy Axiall Corp in an all-cash deal valued at about $3.8bn — the latest...

  11. June 6, 2016

    Brussels threatens to eradicate weed killer sold by Monsanto

    The EU risks a legal showdown with agrichemical group Monsanto and farming unions after leading member states on Monday...

  12. May 30, 2016

    Bayer-Monsanto sows seeds of doubt among regulators

    Back in 2007, global agricultural group Monsanto was intent on gobbling up Delta & Pine Land Company, a large cotton...

  13. May 27, 2016

    Week in Review, May 28

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Monsanto leaves door open after...

  14. May 27, 2016

    Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

    The reaction was immediate. As soon as Bayer launched its $62bn bid for Monsanto on Monday, environmental protesters...

  15. Fast FT

    May 26, 2016

    Bayer investors 'very critical' of Monsanto deal - Bernstein

    “Stay away from careless M&A” – is one of the messages from Bayer investors to the German group’s management, according...

  16. May 25, 2016

    Bayer courts environmental bogeyman

    Two nightmarish scarecrows stand against a leaden sky. One with a skull for a face holds a spray can with the word...

  17. May 24, 2016

    Monsanto opens door to talks on Bayer bid

    Monsanto is open to discussions on a deal with Germany’s Bayer, the US seeds giant said for the first time on Tuesday,...

  18. May 24, 2016

    Q&A: Mega-mergers and genetically modified crops in the UK

    Britain’s Royal Society has launched a new guide to genetically modified plants, which makes a plea for GM crops to be...

  19. May 24, 2016

    How predator Monsanto became the pursued

    When Monsanto president Brett Begemann said in March that less efficient companies in the agricultural supplies...

  20. Fast FT

    May 24, 2016

    Monsanto shares up after saying open to talks

    Monsanto shares are getting a shot in the arm on Tuesday after the US agribusiness signaled that it was open to...

  21. Fast FT

    May 24, 2016

    Monsanto rejects $62bn Bayer offer, open to further talks

    US agribusiness Monsanto has rejected a $62bn takeover offer from Germany’s Bayer, saying that the proposal is...

  22. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    US stocks drift lower in light trading

    The S&P 500 sputtered on Monday, with trading volume on the Big Board running about 25 per cent below the 30-day...

  23. May 23, 2016

    Bayer bets big with $62bn Monsanto offer

    As Werner Baumann prepared to take the reins of German conglomerate Bayer in April, his message was one of continuity....

  24. May 23, 2016

    Bayer: sellers abound

    Bayer’s annual report states that the main parameters used to manage the group “are the cash value added and cash flow...

  25. May 23, 2016

    Bayer launches $62bn cash bid for Monsanto

    Investors are signalling that Bayer will have to increase its $62bn offer for Monsanto if the German group is to win...

  26. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    Oil steps back; Japan's manufacturing shock

    Traders are starting the week in tentative mood, delivering mostly cautious equity moves and mild forex action, as they...

  27. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    Bayer confirms $62bn takeover offer for Monsanto

    Bayer, the German chemicals and pharma group, confirmed its offer to acquire Monsanto, with a $122 per share all-cash...

  28. May 23, 2016

    Bayer close to disclosing terms of Monsanto bid

    Bayer, the German aspirin-to-weed-killer conglomerate, was putting the finishing touches on Sunday night to a...

  29. Fast FT

    May 23, 2016

    Bayer putting finishing touches to Monsanto offer

    Bayer was putting the finishing touches on Sunday night to an all cash offer to acquire Monsanto, a concrete bid that...

  30. May 20, 2016

    Bayer’s bid for Monsanto raises funding fears

    Bayer’s bid for Monsanto has hit a wall of scepticism among investors amid fears the company would have to raise...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 20, 2016

    Friday RAW: are bidders circling Sobi again?

    Lately, M&A reporting has been going a bit gonzo. This week alone we’ve had a recruitment website claim that Occidental...

  32. May 19, 2016

    Bayer’s shares fall 8% after it confirms bid for Monsanto

    The biggest potential takeover by a German company ran into hostile investor reaction on Thursday after Bayer, the...

  33. Fast FT

    May 19, 2016

    Bayer biggest faller in Europe, confirms Monsanto talks

    Bayer, the vast German chemicals and drugs group, believes a takeover of US agribusiness Monsanto would reinforce its...

  34. Fast FT

    May 19, 2016

    Monsanto confirms Bayer acquisition proposal

    Monsanto is considering an acquisition proposal from Germany’s Bayer, the US agribusiness has confirmed. Monsanto...

  35. May 12, 2016

    Bayer-Monsanto would be latest deal to shake up agribusiness

    Shortly after Syngenta’s Michel Demaré rebuffed a $46bn approach from the US’s Monsanto last August, the Swiss group’s...

  36. May 12, 2016

    Bayer/Monsanto: seeds of doubt

    A new chief executive is greeted by some short-term softness in earnings. He operates in an industry that is...

  37. May 12, 2016

    Bayer explores $40bn bid for Monsanto

    Bayer, the €79bn German chemicals and drugs company, is exploring a bid to buy US agribusiness Monsanto for more than...

  38. Fast FT

    May 12, 2016

    Bayer explores $40bn bid for Monsanto

    Bayer, Germany’s massive chemical and drugs company, is exploring a more than $40bn bid to buy US agribusiness...

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