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  • SAO PAULO, Oct 4- A unit of Brazil's competition regulator Cade has said Bayer AG's proposed takeover of Monsanto Co. could be detrimental to competition and urged conditions for Brazilian approval of the corporate tie-up, a document released on the agency's website shows. The Bayer-Monsanto transaction, announced in September 2016, would create the world's...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 4- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, reported a quarterly profit on Wednesday, compared with a year-ago loss, as seed licensing deals in the typically low-revenue fourth quarter lifted sales. Net income attributable to Monsanto was $20 million, or 5 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31,...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 4- A unit of Brazil's competition regulator Cade said the $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co. by German life sciences firm Bayer AG could be detrimental to competition, a document released on the agency's website shows. The Bayer-Monsanto transaction, announced in September 2016, would create the world's largest integrated pesticides and...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 4- A unit of Brazil's competition regulator Cade said the $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co. by German life sciences firm Bayer AG could be detrimental to competition, a document released on the agency's website shows. The Bayer-Monsanto transaction, announced in September 2016, would create the world's largest integrated pesticides and...

  • 10 unlikely winners for the 3rd quarter

    Jim Cramer explains the gains behind the 10 top-performing stocks of Q3.

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    Jim Cramer explains the gains behind the 10 top-performing stocks of Q3.

  • Jim Cramer explains the gains behind the 10 top-performing stocks of Q3.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Telecommunications provider CenturyLink Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Level 3 Communications Inc on condition that it sell certain assets, according to a court filing dated on Monday. The deal, which the companies expected to close in mid- to late-October, is awaiting approval by the Federal Communications...

  • TORONTO, Oct 2- Metro Inc, Canada's third-biggest food retailer, on Monday agreed to buy pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group for C $4.5 billion for cash and stock, paying what analysts said was a "steep" premium to protect against risks facing the retail sector. The deal will allow Metro and Jean Coutu to increase product offerings and outlets and navigate some of those...

  • Sept 29- Morgan Stanley has agreed to buy commercial real estate credit platform Mesa West Capital LLC, the firm said on Friday. The move adds $5 billion in assets under management to Morgan Stanley's investment management business, a unit that CEO James Gorman has said he is looking to grow substantially in the coming years. Investment management, led by former...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • Sept 29- The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1025 GMT on Friday:. **Invesco Ltd said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments' exchange-traded funds business, which includes $36.7 billion of assets under management as of Aug. 31. **Carlyle Group LP signed a definitive agreement to sell Klenk Holz AG, its...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 28- Monsanto Co is set on keeping rights to its Intacta RR2 IPRO genetically modified soybean technology as the U.S. seeds company negotiates its takeover by Bayer AG with global antitrust authorities, a senior executive said on Thursday. The $66 billion deal, announced in September 2016, would create the world's largest integrated pesticides...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Alere Inc on condition that it sell two point-of-care medical testing businesses, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Alere's shares were up 3.5 percent at $50.61 in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday while Abbott was up 3 percent at $53.72. Alere also agreed Thursday to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Alere Inc on condition that it sell two point-of-care medical testing businesses, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Alere's shares were up 3.5 percent at $50.62 in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday while Abbott was up 3.2 percent at $53.81. Alere also agreed Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Alere Inc on condition that it sell certain assets, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. The company finally agreed to buy Alere in April for about $5.3 billion, down from its initial $5.8 billion offer. The European Union cleared the deal in January.

  • Sept 27- Metro Inc, Canada's third-biggest food retailer, is in talks to buy pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group in a deal that values the company at C $4.5 billion. Vancouver- based Metro is offering C $24.50 per share, representing a 6 percent premium to Jean Coutu's Tuesday closing price. Metro, which operates more than 600 food stores across Canada, bought a majority...

  • Sept 27- Canadian drug store chain Jean Coutu Group Inc said on Wednesday it was in talks to be acquired by Metro Inc for about C $4.50 billion.

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Sept 26- Finnish power utility Fortum will launch an 8.05 billion-euro takeover bid for Uniper, the power stations operator and energy trading business partly-owned by German utility E.ON, it said on Tuesday. It will offer 22 euros per share in cash, the primary aim being to acquire for 3.76 billion euros E.ON' s remaining 46.65 percent stake...

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Sept 26- Finnish power utility Fortum will launch an 8.05 billion-euro takeover bid for Uniper, the power stations operator and energy trading business part-owned by German utility E.ON, it said on Tuesday. It will offer 22 euros per share in cash, the primary aim being to acquire for 3.76 billion euros E.ON' s remaining 46.65 percent stake in...