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Global Markets: Bayer to get EU approval for Monsanto deal

By Commodity News Service Canada
WINNIPEG, Feb. 28, 2018 (CNS) – The following is a glance at the
news moving markets in Canada and globally.
German-based Bayer is set to win conditional European Union
antitrust approval for its US$62.5 billion bid for Monsanto,
according to two people familiar with the matter. The takeover
would create a company with a share of more than a quarter of
the world’s seed and pesticides market. Bayer has already
pledged to sell certain seed and herbicide assets to BASF to

address EU regulatory concerns.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has announced it will stop
selling certain guns at all of its stores in the wake of the
recent massacre at a high school in Florida. In an interview
with ABC News, Dick’s CEO Ed Stack said the company will no
longer sell assault-style firearms or high-capacity magazine and
will not sell any guns to people under the age of 21.
Ikea brand marshmallow candy has been recalled due to a
possible contamination from a mice infestation. The products
were sold in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Quebec in 100-
gram packaging with display words “Marshmallow candy” below the
Ikea name “Godis Paskkyckling.” There have been no reported

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