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European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, struggling after the release of worse-than-expected data for Germany.
U.S. stock index futures declined on Tuesday, ahead of further housing market data.
*Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report the Swiss crop chemicals maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co. to create the world's largest agrochemicals company.
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*Colruyt down; warns of tough year ahead after profit fall. *Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares retreated after a firmer start on Tuesday, with Colruyt among the biggest fallers on downbeat earnings, while the broader market was unable to gain traction from new signs of corporate takeover activity.
LONDON, June 24- European stocks fell on Tuesday after a survey found German business morale was flagging, raising concern over growth in Europe's largest economy. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of leading shares dropped 0.2 percent to 1385 points, Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 9912 points and France's CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent at 4520 points.
*Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, and Basel- based Syngenta had held preliminary talks about combining, partly to allow the U.S. company to benefit from lower Swiss holding taxes, according to a report from Bloomberg.
LONDON, June 24- European stocks and major currency and bond markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, underpinned by manufacturing data from China, Japan and the United States the previous day but unnerved by growing signs of economic weakness in Europe.
*Syngenta surges on report of Monsanto bid interest. LONDON, June 24- European shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by new signs of corporate takeover activity, with agrochemicals company Syngenta surging on a media report that peer Monsanto had considered buying it. Swiss group Syngenta rose 5.7 percent following a Bloomberg report that Monsanto may bid.
LONDON, June 24- European shares rose on Tuesday, buoyed by new signs of corporate takeover activity with agrochemicals company Syngenta surging on a media report that peer Monsanto had considered buying it. Swiss group Syngenta rose 5.7 percent following a Bloomberg report that Monsanto had considered buying it.
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*A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.
LUXEMBOURG, June 12- A compromise deal to give European Union states the option of banning genetically modified crops won approval from EU environment ministers on Thursday, bringing the EU closer to ending years of deadlock over GM cultivation.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Index Ventures, the firm known for backing online video-chat service Skype at its early stages, said on Tuesday that it had raised 400 million euros for a venture fund focused on early-stage investments.
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May 28- California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms, the second time in two years such legislation has failed to take hold in the state.