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Former Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn charged with fraud by German prosecutors

15 Apr 2019

FRANKFURT/BERLIN German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn with fraud on Monday over his role in the carmaker's manipulation of diesel emissions testing, more than three years after the scandal came to light. | Video

Merck KGaA clinches $6.5 billion Versum takeover in bet on electrochemicals

12 Apr 2019

FRANKFURT Germany's Merck KGaA sealed a $6.5 billion (4.9 billion pounds) takeover deal with Versum Materials after overturning a deal it had agreed with rival bidder Entegris.

Bayer shareholder Deka joins chorus of complaints over Monsanto

10 Apr 2019

FRANKFURT One of Bayer's largest shareholders tore into the company's management on Wednesday for underestimating the legal risks of its takeover of Monsanto, setting the stage for a fiery annual general meeting after a 30 percent plunge in the shares.

Bayer shareholder Deka joins chorus of complaints over Monsanto

10 Apr 2019

FRANKFURT One of Bayer's largest shareholders tore into the company's management on Wednesday for underestimating the legal risks of its takeover of Monsanto, setting the stage for a fiery annual general meeting after a 30 percent plunge in the shares.

Top-Investor attackiert Bayer - Monsanto-Risiken unterschätzt

10 Apr 2019

Frankfurt Zwei schwere Schlappen vor Gericht wegen der angeblich krebserregenden Wirkung des Unkrautvernichters Glyphosat, der Aktienkurs im Keller.

GSK wins U.S. nod for two-drug HIV combination

08 Apr 2019

GlaxoSmithKline Plc's two-drug treatment for HIV infections won U.S. market approval on Monday, boosting the British drugmaker's growth prospects against competitor Gilead Sciences Inc.

Merck KGaA wins Versum's support for sweetened $6.5 billion offer

08 Apr 2019

FRANKFURT Merck KGaA won the backing of Versum's board for a sweetened $6.5 billion takeover proposal, overturning an agreed merger with rival Entegris as it bets on a recovery in electronic materials markets.

Bayer contains cyber attack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

04 Apr 2019

FRANKFURT German drugmaker Bayer has contained a cyber attack it believes was hatched in China, the company said, highlighting the risk of data theft and disruption faced by big business.

AstraZeneca pays up to $6.9 billion in Daiichi Sankyo cancer deal

29 Mar 2019

AstraZeneca Plc will pay up to $6.9 billion to work with Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd on a hotly-tipped experimental treatment for breast cancer, in a direct challenge to the world's biggest cancer drug maker Roche.

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