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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. June 21, 2015

    Corporate diary: June 22 — June 26

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. January 5, 2015

    Companies diary: January 5 — January 9

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

  18. September 17, 2014

    Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

    Trian, the activist investment fund led by Nelson Peltz, has accused US chemicals group DuPont of “destroying...

  19. June 27, 2014

    DuPont falls on trimmed profit outlook

    DuPont, one of the largest US chemicals companies, was under pressure on Friday after the company trimmed its profit...

  20. June 25, 2014

    US refiners hit by Pioneer’s export move

    US oil refiners fell by their greatest rate in more than two and a half years after a Texas company was given...

  21. June 25, 2014

    Monsanto lifts full-year earnings guidance

    Monsanto shares rose more than 5 per cent as the world’s largest maker of genetically-modified seeds maintained its...

  22. April 3, 2014

    Industry challenges tech groups over patents

    The heavyweights of industrial America have turned on Silicon Valley in a battle over patents by attacking reform...

  23. March 14, 2014

    Hi-tech is hot but take care not to get burnt

    News this week overflowed with evidence that the appetite for groovy sounding technology companies is rising to heights...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Monsanto at centre of intensifying debate on food

    Satan or saviour, sinner or saint? There are few companies that polarise opinion more than Monsanto, the US genetically...

  25. February 26, 2014

    Battle over food labelling centres on GM ingredients

    It has pitted the likes of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, singer Pharrell Williams as well as US organic soap maker Dr...

  26. January 24, 2014

    Purple tomato juice from Canadian GM crop heads for trial in UK

    Two thousand litres of purple tomato juice, pressed from genetically modified fruit grown in Canada, are heading for...

  27. November 4, 2013

    Debt sale rush ahead of holiday season

    Sales of investment-grade debt this week may surpass the $25bn mark as global corporations attempt to raise this year’s...

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    October 2, 2013

    With Climate Corp deal, big data comes of age

    Step into the San Francisco offices of Climate Corporation, and the first thing you see is a giant suspended globe. It...

  29. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto: seeds of doubt

    It is nice to have something to distract investors from weak quarterly earnings. The bad news for Monsanto is that its...

  30. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto falls on fourth-quarter loss

    Monsanto shares fell on Wednesday as the world’s largest seed company reported a fourth-quarter loss that was wider...

  31. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto buys Climate Corporation for $930m

    Monsanto, the agricultural products company, is looking to take advantage of the data surrounding more extreme weather...

  32. September 19, 2013

    Syngenta unveils seven-year plan to boost yields

    Syngenta, the world’s largest agricultural chemicals company by sales, is to call on farmers to use less pesticide and...

  33. August 29, 2013

    Brazil’s booming farms reap benefit of weak currency

    Carlos Piassi remembers the reaction from other farmers when he started planting a second annual crop at his farm near...

  34. August 23, 2013

    Big Ag provides food for thought

    I’ve long been fascinated by the agricultural technology sector – or Big Ag as US investors call it, but never taken...

  35. August 6, 2013

    Materials sector leads US stocks lower

    The materials sector led a sell-off in US equities on Tuesday, as investors fled growth-focused stocks including...

  36. July 21, 2013

    Seeds of doubt

    Monsanto, the US agricultural group, has abandoned its decade-long bid for permission to grow a range of genetically...

  37. July 17, 2013

    Monsanto to drop applications to grow GM crops in EU

    Monsanto, the US agribusiness, will withdraw applications to grow genetically modified crops in the EU in an...

  38. June 26, 2013

    Monsanto bullish despite weak seed sales

    Monsanto, the agricultural products company, reported a 3 per cent fall in third-quarter earnings as higher weed killer...

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