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    1. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Bayer raises full year guidance

      Bayer, the German drugmaker which is trying to buy US agribusiness Monsanto, beat second-quarter earnings estimates on...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. July 15, 2016

      Survey reveals Germany’s top companies employ just 54 refugees

      Germany’s deputy chancellor has written to bosses of the country’s leading companies demanding they hire more refugees,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Moody's puts Bayer on review for downgrade

      You have been warned, Bayer. Moody’s on Tuesday has put Bayer’s credit rating on review for a possible downgrade amid...

    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

      Opening Quote: Bayer the buyer; BHS; Ryanair; Brexit

      Ryanair’s profits growth is set to slow, Bayer has offered $62bn for Monsanto, MPs are looking into what happened at...

    27. 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...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 23, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Ryanair’s profits growth is set to slow, Bayer has offered $62bn for Monsanto, MPs are looking into what happened at...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. May 20, 2016

      Bayer chief picks contentious path for growth with Monsanto bid

      Less than one month into his tenure as chief executive of Bayer, Werner Baumann has made a move that could end up...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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