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    1. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Bayer claims successful start to 2016 as new drugs take off

      Bayer chief executive Marijn Dekkers has been able to present a final set of results that were slightly ahead of...

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      March 21, 2016

      European equities in positive territory, led by Dax

      European equities started the day lower but have since edged back into positive territory, led by a sharp rebound in...

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    1. March 2, 2016

      Steinhoff: out of Africa

      Last year, the Frankfurt stock exchange had its best year for new listings since 2007. But the biggest company to float...

    2. February 25, 2016

      Bayer AG disappoints on forecast and earnings

      Bayer’s new chief executive Werner Baumann faces investor pressure to reinvigorate growth after the German life...

    3. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Bayer aiming for sales of more than €47bn in 2016

      German life sciences group Bayer, which yesterday announced a new chief executive, is aiming to lift sales past the...

    4. February 24, 2016

      Outgoing Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers set to join Unilever as chairman

      Marijn Dekkers has been nominated to succeed Michael Treschow as chairman of Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods...

    5. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Unilever picks Bayer's Dekkers to succeed chairman

      Marijn Dekkers has been nominated to succeed Michael Treschow as chairman of Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer...

    6. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Bayer confirms Werner Baumann as new chief

      Bayer has confirmed Werner Baumann, a long-serving executive at the German life sciences heavyweight, will take over...

    7. February 18, 2016

      Bayer poised to announce new chief executive

      Bayer is moving closer to naming Werner Baumann as its next chief executive as the German life sciences group prepares...

    8. MBA blog

      February 3, 2016

      MBA Olympics in Singapore – let the games begin

      Collective sweating can be such a good ice-breaker. On a steaming hot Sunday, business school students from all over...

    9. February 3, 2016

      ChemChina/Syngenta: green revolution

      Syngenta shareholders finally know exactly where they stand. The uncertainty has shifted to those holding stock in its...

    10. January 25, 2016

      ChemChina closes in on another prize purchase

      Once Ren Jianxin has an acquisition target in his sights, he does not let go of it easily. Months after the head of...

    11. December 15, 2015

      Sanofi/Boehringer: swap shop

      Swapping assets was a form of human trade since long before bankers and their fees arrived on the scene. In...

    12. December 15, 2015

      Sanofi seeks to expand in consumer health with €18bn asset swap

      Sanofi has entered exclusive talks with Boehringer Ingelheim over an €18bn asset exchange that would see the French...

    13. December 9, 2015

      Dow and DuPont aim to pre-empt activists with megadeal

      A problem shared is a problem halved. That adage might serve as a mission statement for the $120bn merger now being...

    14. November 26, 2015

      Build trust before a big transformation

      How should a board approach the task of changing strategy? First, to adapt the old joke about psychotherapists and...

    15. November 13, 2015

      Animal health: double or quits

      Sea lice. Fowl pox. Swine fever. Foot-and-mouth. Animal diseases often take prosaic names. This does not make them...

    16. October 18, 2015

      Bayer open to deals to bolster crop science division

      Bayer says it is interested in acquisitions and partnerships in crop science after the partial disposal of its plastics...

    17. October 18, 2015

      Marijn Dekkers, Bayer CEO: From GE to Germany

      As consolation prizes go, the career of Marijn Dekkers has been a good one. His teenage ambition was to make a living...

    18. October 6, 2015

      Covestro gains on first day of Frankfurt trading

      Shares in Covestro, the plastics division of German drugmaker Bayer, gained as much as 12.5 per cent on the first day...

    19. October 1, 2015

      Bayer cuts price range for Covestro IPO

      German drugmaker Bayer has slashed the price range for its initial public offering of shares in plastics division...

    20. September 23, 2015

      Covestro: nice and nicer

      Bayer likes to take its time. Its shift from commodity chemicals to life sciences has been under way since around 2001....

    21. September 21, 2015

      Chief optimistic over Covestro IPO

      The chief executive of Bayer’s plastics unit Covestro defended plans for an initial public offering, despite volatile...

    22. September 16, 2015

      Bayer transforms to pure life sciences leader with winning ways

      What do chemicals used in foam mattresses and plastics used in roadside noise barriers have in common with eye medicine...

    23. September 15, 2015

      Philips to spin off lighting arm and step up medical tech drive

      From the earliest lightbulbs and transistor radios to the first flatscreen televisions, Philips was Europe’s...

    24. September 4, 2015

      Bayer to list Covestro in fourth quarter

      Bayer has shrugged off volatility in the stock markets and gave the go-ahead for the multibillion-euro flotation of its...

    25. September 3, 2015

      Syngenta plans $2bn share buyback

      Syngenta is seeking to regain investor support after US rival Monsanto abandoned a $46bn takeover bid, with a plan to...

    26. August 28, 2015

      Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Hugh Grant

      The adage “third time lucky” just did not ring true for Hugh Grant. The chief executive of Monsanto, the world’s...

    27. July 1, 2015

      Pharma groups eye healthy returns from animal drugs market

      A treatment for dogs with itchy skin has turned out to be something of a tonic for investors. Apoquel launched last...

    28. June 10, 2015

      Bayer sells diabetes unit to Panasonic Healthcare for €1.02bn

      KKR-backed Panasonic Healthcare has agreed to buy the diabetes business of Germany’s Bayer for €1.02bn. The deal will...

    29. May 4, 2015

      Top European companies boost number of women in leadership roles

      Twenty-two of Europe’s largest multinationals have increased the proportion of women in leadership positions faster...

    30. April 30, 2015

      Weak euro lifts European drugmakers

      Sanofi and Bayer reported strong first-quarter results and raised guidance for the full year on Thursday, as drugmakers...

    31. April 26, 2015

      No end in sight to wave of pharma dealmaking

      Since the start of last year, pharmaceuticals companies have agreed $462bn of mergers and acquisitions — greater than...

    32. April 22, 2015

      Studies strengthen insecticide link to bee population decline

      Two studies have added powerful scientific evidence to the view that agricultural pesticides are contributing to a...

    33. April 5, 2015

      UK reprieve for three cancer drugs

      Three cancer drugs that were supposed to be removed from the National Health Service on cost grounds have been granted...

    34. February 26, 2015

      Bond issuers increasingly turn to hybrids

      The heavily oversubscribed sale of a €5bn hybrid bond by Total , the French oil group — the largest such issue on a...

    35. February 20, 2015

      Five big challenges facing Sanofi’s new chief Olivier Brandicourt

      Sanofi’s four-month search for a new chief executive came to an end on Thursday night when it was announced that...

    36. February 19, 2015

      Sanofi appoints Brandicourt as CEO

      Sanofi has named Olivier Brandicourt of Bayer as its new chief executive, ending a four-month search to replace Chris...

    37. February 4, 2015

      Ackman’s Pershing Square secures seat on Zoetis board

      Bill Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund activist, has parachuted one of his representatives on to the board of Zoetis,...

    38. December 12, 2014

      Bayer loses bid to block cheap version of cancer drug in India

      Bayer has lost its bid to block a cheap version of the German company’s Nexavar cancer drug from the Indian market in a...

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