Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven countries

2019-05-21 19:12

Bayer says US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of key pro- or anti-pesticides figures in at least seven EU countries.

Bayer shares down on reports of new Monsanto legal woes

2018-08-16 12:36

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer have fallen sharply, on media reports of new legal risks stemming from its acquisition of Monsanto.

Bayer to ditch Monsanto name after mega-merger

2018-06-04 15:58

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, the group said Monday.

Bayer lifts forecast after healthy profit leap

2017-04-27 14:48

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has upped its forecast for 2017, after netting a big boost to profits on the back of higher sales in the first quarter.

Bayer buys Monsanto for record $66bn after months-long pursuit

2016-09-14 16:11

German chemicals giant Bayer has agreed to buy the controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto for $66bn, in a deal that triggered immediate criticism from environmentalists.

Rejected Bayer confident it can meet Monsanto deal demands

2016-05-25 06:56

Bayer, whose $62bn takeover bid was rejected earlier by Monsanto, says it’s confident it can overcome the seed company’s concerns about the regulatory and financing risks.

Monsanto trading below Bayer offer shows regulatory anxiety

2016-05-24 10:54

Monsanto shares have closed 13% below Bayer’s all-cash offer amid concern that regulators may complicate the proposed $62bn takeover.

Bayer shares slide on Monsanto bid talks

2016-05-19 10:36

Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.

UK cost agency rejects GW's cannabis drug

2014-10-08 11:32

A pioneering cannabis drug developed by British firm GW Pharmaceuticals for treating spasticity in multiple sclerosis has been rejected as not cost-effective.

Bayer to buy Merck's OTC business

2014-05-06 13:30

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin painkiller, says it will acquire the consumer care business of Merck in the US.


WATCH: Bayer stock continues rout after $2bn award in Roundup trial

2019-05-18 12:36

Shares in Bayer have fallen as much as 5% after a jury awarded more than $2bn to a California couple in the largest US jury verdict against the company over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling

2018-08-13 10:30

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer have tumbled more than 10% as markets opened, as investors reacted to a shock US ruling against freshly-acquired Monsanto.

Competition watchdog approves Bayer-Monsanto marriage with conditions

2017-05-07 13:31

The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, a merger in which chemicals and pharmaceuticals company Bayer intends to acquire seeds and biotechnology giant Monsanto.

Bayer chief: No Monsanto GM crops in Europe

2016-10-10 11:59

German chemicals firm Bayer says it would not introduce genetically modified crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of US seed and pesticide producer Monsanto.

Bayer sweetens takeover bid again

2016-09-06 13:15

Bayer has sweetened its takeover bid for Monsanto with talks advancing as the German chemical firm seeks to be the world's top producer of seeds and pesticides.

Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid

2016-05-24 18:42

German drugs and chemicals giant Bayer has offered $62bn for US agriculture group Monsanto as it seeks to create the world's biggest supplier of seeds, pesticides and genetically-modified crops.

Bayer offers R670bn cash to buy Monsanto

2016-05-23 08:00

Bayer has offered to acquire Monsanto in an unsolicited bid worth about $62bn (R670bn) to create the world’s biggest supplier of farm chemicals and genetically modified seeds.

Court rejects Bayer's appeal

2014-12-14 21:15

India's Supreme Court has rejected German drugmaker Bayer's plea to block production of a cheaper generic version of a patented cancer drug.

Aspirin maker Bayer's earnings disappoint

2014-07-30 11:45

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer maker of Aspirin painkiller, has reported a 13% surge in its net profit in the Q2.

EU to ban bee killer poison

2013-04-25 20:44

The EU appears set to impose a two-year ban on the use of insecticides blamed for a sharp and worrying decline in bee populations.

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