Monsanto risk takes root with Bayer investors – Financial Times

Monsanto risk takes root with Bayer investors – Financial Times

Bayer insists that glyphosate-based weedkillers like its Roundup and Ranger Pro products pose no health risk to the farm workers and gardeners who use them around the world. For one particular group of people, however, the substance has proven highly toxic: Bayer’s own shareholders. Shares in the German pharmaceuticals and chemicals group took another plunge […]

UK heads for cliff-edge showdown on Brexit – Financial Times

UK heads for cliff-edge showdown on Brexit – Financial Times

Britain is headed for a showdown just days before it is due to crash out of the EU after Jean-Claude Juncker signalled European leaders would be unable to grant an extension to next week’s Brexit deadline at a Brussels summit starting on Thursday. The comments by the European Commission president, made to German radio on […]

Asos struggled to cope with surge in US demand – Financial Times

Asos struggled to cope with surge in US demand – Financial Times

Asos admitted its new US warehouse was unable to cope with unexpectedly high demand in its latest quarter as the online fashion retailer also warned of challenges in Germany and France. Retail sales growth edged up 4 per cent to £76.6m in the US in the three months to February — although excluding the effect […]

US farmers being cut out of Japan after TPP withdrawal – Financial Times

US farmers being cut out of Japan after TPP withdrawal – Financial Times

US farm groups are ramping up pressure on Donald Trump to quickly launch trade talks with Tokyo, as they face mounting evidence of lost sales and market share in Japan following America’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In recent weeks, wheat, pork and beef producers in the US have complained that they are being rapidly […]

Finance MEC hands out – Fourways Review

Finance MEC hands out – Fourways Review

MEC for Finance Barbara Creecy before tabling the budget speech. Photo: Lungile Dube The departments of education, social services and health received the biggest chunk of the R132.4 billion provincial budget presented by the MEC for Finance Barbara Creecy on 5 March. With the huge backlog of school infrastructure and maintenance in the province, Creecy […]

Should a cat be your next investment adviser? – Dallas News

Should a cat be your next investment adviser? – Dallas News

I’ve been using a powerful investment app for financial planners called The Big Picture. It’s a great tool for exploring the biggest concerns most retirees have: How much can I spend? And how long will my money last? But it has also raised an interesting possibility for people with curious pets. It suggests that our late […]

EU sets out July 1 deadline in Brexit delay plans – Financial Times

EU sets out July 1 deadline in Brexit delay plans – Financial Times

The EU would terminate Britain’s membership of the bloc on July 1, if the country has not taken part in European Parliament elections, according to leaked documents outlining conditions for a delay to Brexit. The draft document, circulated to EU ambassadors on Friday and seen by the Financial Times, makes clear Britain has to take […]

China passes law to ease overseas investor concerns – Financial Times

China passes law to ease overseas investor concerns – Financial Times

China has passed a new foreign investment law that it hopes will help smooth the way to a new trade deal with the US, granting foreign companies equal standing with state-owned businesses. Beijing hopes the law will soothe foreign businesses’ concerns and keep investment flowing in to the country, as the economy shows continuing signs of […]

Talk of delay to US/China summit knocks Wall St futures – Financial Times

Talk of delay to US/China summit knocks Wall St futures – Financial Times

Wall Street futures turned negative and Brent crude faded from a four-month high, knocking a rally for European energy stocks, after talk of a delay to a top-level summit between the US and China hit sentiment. Reports that a meeting between the presidents of China and the US would be pushed back into April from […]

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