Global Markets: Takeover of Monsanto Receives EU Approval

By Commodity News Service Canada

WINNIPEG, Mar. 21, 2018 – A US$57 billion takeover of Monsanto has been approved by the European Union. Agricultural giant Bayer announced in September it had reached a deal with Monsanto to acquire the company. The EU says Bayer will have to dump some of its other firms to ensure fair competition in the market.
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