Bayer to sell chemicals unit Currenta for €3.5 billion
08 August 2019 | 9:27 am
The sale is part of Bayer's plan to divest from non-strategic ventures, after its purchase of US firm Monsanto. Bayer has been dogged by a wave of lawsuits after the merger, which has sent its shares tumbling.
5 Sep 2020
China has updated its list of technologies that are banned or restricted for export, complicating the looming sale of social media platform TikTok. TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance has been forced to seek a US buyer after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning the app over national security concerns. So far, Oracle and a partnership between Microsoft and Walmart have thrown their hats into the ring to buy up the wildly popular video-sharing app.
Nigeria to ban sale of alcohol in sachet and small bottles, JSS 3, 2 to resume Sept 21 in Lagos and more
13 Sep 2020
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15 Nov 2020
An extremely rare, purple-pink diamond mined in Russia, which Sotheby's described as "a true wonder of nature," sold for $26.6 million Swiss francs on Wednesday (November 11), the auction house said.
28 Nov 2020
Japanese trend-setters can now protect against the coronavirus in luxurious style with opulent masks adorned with diamond and pearls for a cool million yen ($9,600) each.
10 Dec 2020
Lab-grown chicken will soon be available in restaurants in Singapore after the country became the first to green-light meat created without slaughtering any animals.
28 Dec 2020
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17 Jan 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk praised CureVac's innovative work on vaccines during a visit to its HQ in September. The firm will now team up with pharma giant Bayer to develop its coronavirus vaccine candidate.
8 Feb 2021
Blink and you could easily miss it. Wedged between a doctor's surgery and a hairdressing salon, London's thinnest house is only identified by a streak of dark blue paint. But the five-floor house in Shepherd's Bush -- which is just 5ft 6ins (1.6 metres) at its narrowest point -- is currently on the market for £950,000 ($1.3 million, 1.1 million euros).
14 Mar 2021
Al Pacino’s suit from Scarface, Batman's mask and other props from Hollywood films are set to go on auction in Los Angeles next month. "Daniel Radcliffe's wand, what a great item to own," says Julien’s Auctions executive director Martin Nolan. The item is estimated at $10 000.
28 Mar 2021
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30 Mar 2021
Several major banks are set to lose billions of dollars over links to the hedge fund Archegos, after financial troubles at the firm sparked a massive sell-off of shares. Nomura and Credit Suisse have said they will suffer significant losses, which caused their share prices to plunge on Wall Street on Monday. Archegos was backed by former star trader Bill Hwang. Also today, we look at how the wine industry in Argentina has seen rising sales during the pandemic.
7 Apr 2021
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