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    1. 7 hours ago

      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...

    2. 7 hours ago

      Agribusiness: Swarm of controversy

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

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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....

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Monsanto shares surge on Bayer bid talk

      Shares in US agribusiness heavyweight Monsanto were in strong demand on Thursday following a report that Germany’s...

    28. 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...

    29. Fast FT

      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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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