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  • The order signed Tuesday instructs the government to return Mo Yun's passport and immediately stop "all court-directed electronic monitoring," meaning she can return to China. Investigators allege that Mo helped her brother and five other Chinese nationals working for subsidiaries of Beijing- based DBN Group steal patented corn seed to reproduce its...

  • *Syngenta CEO says sees no need for deal. ZURICH, July 23- Syngenta and unwanted suitor Monsanto squabbled over an earnings report from the Swiss pesticides maker on Thursday, with both sides claiming it strengthened their case in a $45 billion takeover battle. Monsanto wants to combine its world-leading seeds business with Syngenta's own seeds and pesticides.

  • July 17- As Monsanto Co struggles to convince rival Syngenta AG to discuss a potential merger, the seed and agrochemical giant is also wooing U.S. farmers, aiming to ease concerns about the proposed tie-up that could prompt regulatory challenges. Monsanto leaders have also been making appearances on national and regional broadcasts to make their case that...

  • Early movers: BLK, BAC, PRNA, DAL, LNKD & more Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Paulson expected to put pressure on Syngenta board. July 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG and could push for the Swiss pesticide maker's board to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, has made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss...

  • Paulson's hedge fund takes stake in Syngenta -sources Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    July 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG,, and could push for the board of directors of the Swiss pesticide maker to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss company rejected.

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, whose Roundup product is one of the world's most widely used herbicides, said on Tuesday it has arranged for an outside scientific review of a World Health Organization finding that the weed killer's key ingredient probably causes cancer. Monsanto reacted to the finding by demanding a retraction, labeling the findings by a team of...

  • July 14- Monsanto Co, maker of one of the world's most widely used herbicides Roundup, said Tuesday that a panel of scientific experts will review the findings of a World Health Organization cancer research unit that found the key ingredient in Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans." But Monsanto immediately called for a retraction and called the findings...

  • *Euro zone ministers to meet on Saturday to decide on Greece. July 10- Wall Street was set to open sharply higher on Friday on hopes that Greece might be able secure fresh funding and after China's premier said the country's economic growth was stabilizing. Greece has asked for $59 billion to help cover debts until 2018 and has pledged new tax hikes in return.

  • M&A close to record in Q2 amid mega deals Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
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    Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • FRANKFURT, June 26- Shares in German potash miner K+ S leapt almost 40 percent on Friday after a takeover proposal from Canada's Potash Corp which sources close to the matter said was worth more than 7 billion euros. K+ S believes Potash Corp wants to take capacity out of an over-supplied market to boost its profitability, the sources said, adding the Canadian firm...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co's efforts to expand its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative herbicide. Monsanto officials expect to spend the money over the...

  • Monsanto falls, weighing on material shares. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday, dropping in a broad decline as the outcome of negotiations between Greece and its international creditors remained up in the air, prompting investors to drop riskier assets like equities. Wall Street has lately taken its cue from the situation in Greece, which...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks fall broadly on Greek debt concerns Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    *Apple rises; Netflix trims gains after Icahn comments. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks fell in a broad decline on Wednesday as the outcome of negotiations between Greece and its international creditors remained up in the air, prompting investors to drop riskier assets like equities. Wall Street has lately taken its cue from the situation in Greece, which needs fresh...

  • US STOCKS-U.S. stocks down on Greek debt crisis jitters Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    *Apple rises; Netflix trims gains after Icahn comments. Tsipras is scheduled to meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers at 1300 p.m. ET. "The U.S. market is taking some signals from the weakness in Europe," said John Canally, chief economic...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, said on Wednesday that it would still pursue an acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG, which has rebuffed talks about its $45 billion offer, even as it warned of market challenges. Executives at Monsanto, which also reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, said they hoped for a friendly deal to...

  • Monsanto posts mixed results Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Monsanto posts mixed results

    Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, reports mixed results for its latest quarter.

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday but warned of market challenges ahead, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG. Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as its popular Roundup...

  • June 24- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG. Monsanto, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybeans and other crops as well as its popular Roundup herbicide, said for the quarter it made $1.14...