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  • Mergers& acquisition activity boosted Syngenta, which was building up defenses for a possible higher bid from Monsanto, according to a Bloomberg report. Syngenta shares were up 2.3 percent. Greece's government intends to reach an agreement on a cash-for-reforms deal by Sunday, its spokesman said on Thursday, even as euro zone officials suggested a deal was far...

  • HONOLULU— Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters complained about the impacts that companies like Monsanto have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides.

  • Brazil is one of the world's biggest agricultural producers and its biggest buyer of pesticides, according to Phillips McDougall, a Scotland- based agricultural consultancy and research firm. Those manufacturers, prosecutors said, include the Brazilian units of BASF, DuPont, Monsanto, Nufarm, Syngenta, Adama, FMC and Nortox. During the inspection in Sapezal, a...

  • May 15- As seed and chemical maker Monsanto Co. woos Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta, Monsanto also is trying to win over consumers in key international markets, rolling out social media and marketing campaigns. U.S.-based Monsanto said it has recently launched interactive consumer-oriented websites in China, France, India, Argentina and Brazil, in...

  • BOGOTA, May 15- Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide used to cancer, a move which marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country's fight against drug trafficking. Colombia, which produces some 300 tonnes of cocaine per year, has fumigated illicit coca crops for two decades...

  • Rally in Roche helps to lift European shares Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:57 AM ET

    *Too early to fight against bull market- Citi. LONDON, May 15- European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's stock markets, while drugs group Roche rallied after positive product results. Syngenta also edged up after industry sources told Reuters that U.S. seeds giant Monsanto was trying to line up buyers for assets...

  • Calmer bond market helps European shares advance Friday, 15 May 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    LONDON, May 15- European shares advanced on Friday, as calmer conditions in the bond market buoyed the region's equity indexes, while drugs group Roche rallied after positive product results. Syngenta also edged up 0.4 percent after industry sources told Reuters that U.S. seeds giant Monsanto was trying to line up buyers for assets worth up to $8 billion to...

  • European stocks mixed as Airbus leads France lower Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    *Airbus shares fall after military plane crash in Spain. *Delhaize, Ahold shares surge on merger reports. LONDON/ EDINBURGH, May 11- European stock markets were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus shares to drop.

  • European stock markets pushed down by Athens angst Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 helped by rise in UK's FTSE. LONDON, May 11- Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 4.3 percent after an Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on...

  • Athens angst weighs on European stock markets Monday, 11 May 2015 | 4:16 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 helped by rise in UK's FTSE. LONDON, May 11- Lingering concerns over Greece's debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday, though a rate cut in China, the world's biggest metals consumer, boosted mining stocks. Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 3.4 percent after an Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville on...

  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. *Monsanto may team up with partner for U.S. seeds deal- source. May 8- U.S. agrochemicals firm Monsanto has not given up on a proposed takeover of Swiss rival Syngenta, a source close to Monsanto said on Friday after its $45 billion offer was rejected.

  • *Cash-and-share offer at 449 Sfr rebuffed by Syngenta. *Syngenta flags deal risks, including from regulators. LONDON, May 8- Major investors in Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta are confident a deal with Monsanto will come off if the U.S. firm ups its initial $45 billion bid by at least 10 percent.

  • *Syngenta rallies after rejecting Monsanto bid. LONDON, May 8- European equity indexes rebounded on Friday, led by UK shares after election results showed Prime Minister David Cameron's pro-business Conservatives had won a further five years in power. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of pan-European shares ended 2.8 percent higher, while Britain's blue-chip FTSE...

  • *Britain's FTSE 100 up 2 pct. *Syngenta rallies after rejecting Monsanto bid. LONDON, May 8- UK shares led a rebound in European equity indexes on Friday after election results showed Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives were set to govern Britain for another five years.

  • COPENHAGEN, May 8- Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology. Having built on mother company Novo's work in the 1940 s to produce biological...

  • Early movers: AOL, WHR, PM, CBS, NOK & more Friday, 8 May 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
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  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. ZURICH/ LONDON, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks. "The offer fundamentally undervalues Syngenta's prospects and underestimates the...

  • ZURICH, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a 449 Swiss franc per share takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalues the Swiss firm and does not fully take into account regulatory risks. But On Friday, Syngenta said its board had unanimously rejected a 45- percent cash offer by Monsanto that would value Syngenta at 449 Swiss...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 8- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 7- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...