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  1. February 3, 2016

    ChemChina plays down alarm over $44bn Syngenta bid

    ChemChina sought on Wednesday to pre-empt political opposition to its $43.8bn bid for Swiss agribusiness, Syngenta,...

  2. 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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  1. January 14, 2016

    Agribusiness eyes Mexico as courts debate lifting GM maize ban

    Martha Wilcox dips her hand into the baskets she has laid out on the table, trickling their red, white, yellow, black...

  2. 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...

  3. November 18, 2015

    Syngenta weighs deals in sector shake-up

    Syngenta is actively considering deals with rival companies, as the $100bn agricultural industry prepares to be shaken...

  4. November 17, 2015

    Monsanto mulls case for new Syngenta bid

    Monsanto has evaluated whether it should seek to buy a rival agribusiness, including Syngenta, less than three months...

  5. November 13, 2015

    Syngenta: eastern promise

    A bit like the farmers it serves, Syngenta must always keep a beady eye on the weather. First came the storm caused by...

  6. October 21, 2015

    Carl Icahn launches $150m tax reform super-PAC

    After a lifetime spent bouncing American companies into accepting takeovers and ousting chief executives, Carl Icahn on...

  7. October 21, 2015

    Syngenta: turfed out

    Syngenta shareholders peeved at the company’s rejection of a bid from Monsanto have a consolation prize: the scalp of...

  8. October 21, 2015

    Syngenta chief executive quits after fending off Monsanto

    The chief executive of Syngenta has quit, just weeks after the Swiss agribusiness headed off a takeover bid from US...

  9. 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...

  10. October 18, 2015

    Monsanto faces growing troubles in India

    Biotechnology group Monsanto is facing trouble in India, where a clutch of local seed-makers are refusing to pay...

  11. October 15, 2015

    Strong dollar hits Syngenta’s third-quarter sales

    The strong dollar hit third-quarter sales at Syngenta, forcing the Swiss agribusiness to warn reported earnings were...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2015

    FirstFT - Asia bourses follow Wall Street higher, glitch rocks fund world and mobile phone addiction

    Major markets across the Asia-Pacific region were broadly positive this morning, taking their cue from a strong...

  15. August 26, 2015

    Amazon rises more than 4% after analyst upgrade

    Amazon shares climbed on Wednesday after the e-commerce site received an analyst upgrade, building on a broader climb...

  16. August 26, 2015

    Monsanto gives up on $46bn Syngenta deal

    Monsanto on Wednesday abandoned its $46bn pursuit of agribusiness rival Syngenta, after its third bid this year to...

  17. FT Alphaville

    August 26, 2015

    Note the frightening effects of financial glyphosate*

    *Glyphosate That’s the price of Syngenta, listed in Zurich, in the wake of news from Monsanto that its latest takeover...

  18. August 24, 2015

    Monsanto sweetens Syngenta takeover bid

    Monsanto has increased its takeover bid for Swiss rival Syngenta to $46bn in the latest attempt by the US group to...

  19. August 18, 2015

    Scotland’s GMO ban is misconceived

    First impressions are tough to shift. So it has proved with genetically modified foods, introduced in the UK in the...

  20. August 4, 2015

    Survey of 100 investors backs Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta

    Will the summer stand-off continue between US agricultural chemical and seed group Monsanto and its Swiss takeover...

  21. July 23, 2015

    Syngenta says performance backs case against Monsanto bid

    Syngenta, the Swiss agricultural seeds and chemicals group, made its case against an unsolicited $45bn takeover bid...

  22. July 23, 2015

    Monsanto keeps up the pressure on Syngenta

    Monsanto has parked its tanks on Syngenta’s lawn, and for the moment, it doesn’t look like the US company is going...

  23. July 3, 2015

    Monsanto’s Grant challenges Syngenta’s resistance to $45bn bid

    The head of US agribusiness company Monsanto, who is pursuing an unsolicited $45bn takeover of Syngenta, has challenged...

  24. June 23, 2015

    Syngenta ‘open’ to improved Monsanto deal — chairman

    The chairman of Syngenta has said the Swiss agricultural seeds and chemical group would entertain a “serious” merger...

  25. June 21, 2015

    Corporate diary: June 22 — June 26

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

  26. June 15, 2015

    US companies regain their appetite for tax inversion deals

    US companies have regained their appetite for controversial foreign takeovers that allow them to move overseas and...

  27. June 15, 2015

    AstraZeneca and Shire deals provide lessons for Syngenta

    Is Syngenta going to do an AstraZeneca or a Shire? That is the question investors are asking themselves as the Swiss...

  28. June 10, 2015

    Break-up fees: pay not to play

    There are few contexts in which a $2bn can look shabby. Monsanto has found one. The US seed juggernaut is chasing...

  29. June 8, 2015

    Monsanto targets tax inversion strategy with Syngenta offer

    Monsanto, the US agricultural seeds and chemicals company, is pursuing a “tax inversion” acquisition of rival Syngenta,...

  30. June 2, 2015

    Herbicide diversity drives Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta

    Why does Monsanto, the agricultural seeds and chemicals group, want to buy rival Syngenta? One of the main answers is...

  31. May 8, 2015

    Syngenta rejects unsolicited $45bn Monsanto approach

    Syngenta, the Swiss agricultural chemicals group, has rejected a $45bn unsolicited takeover offer from its larger rival...

  32. May 8, 2015

    Monsanto/Syngenta: matter of life and death

    Life wants to buy death. Death is not interested. Monsanto, the US crop chemicals company, specialises in seeds for the...

  33. April 22, 2015

    EU proposal on genetically modified crops satisfies no one

    Individual EU states would have almost free rein to ban genetically-modified crops under a proposal unveiled by the...

  34. April 20, 2015

    Investors fight for greater say on boards

    A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

  35. March 24, 2015

    Monsanto rejects claim weedkiller contains ‘probable carcinogen’

    Monsanto has called for the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency to retract a report that found that glyphosate,...

  36. March 20, 2015

    New study points to link between weedkiller glyphosate and cancer

    The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller a “probable...

  37. January 28, 2015

    Europe cannot ignore GM and the next green revolution

    The European Parliament voted this month to let member states make their own decisions on whether to ban the growing of...

  38. January 13, 2015

    EU gives member states power to block GM crops

    The EU has sought to resolve years of acrimony over the status of genetically modified crops by giving each of its 28...

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