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Bayer secures loan facility to fund Monsanto bid

Reuters — German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer, which has made a US$62 billion bid for U.S. seeds company Monsanto, has secured a 60 billion-euro (C$87.75 billion, or US$66.9 billion) loan facility, business journal Handelsblatt reported Thursday. The loan facility can be expanded up to 75 billion euros (C$109.68 billion, or US$83.62 billion), the German […] Read more

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MF Global officials settle lawsuit for US$64.5M

New York | Reuters — Jon Corzine and other former MF Global Holdings officials have reached a US$64.5 million settlement of litigation brought by investors seeking to hold them liable for the now-defunct futures brokerage’s 2011 bankruptcy. The all-cash settlement with Corzine, who was MF Global’s chief executive and previously New Jersey’s governor, and nine […] Read more