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Bayer to retire Monsanto’s name upon completion of merger

On June 4, German drugmaker Bayer announced it would retire the Monsanto name upon closing its acquisition of the company, taking its products under Bayer’s portfolio. The merger, which received regulatory approval on May 29, is set to close on June 7 and will be the biggest outbound merger by a German company since Daimler-Benz bought…

Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the compliance requirements of the Volcker Rule, one of the foundational pillars of the Dodd-Frank Act that was put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Critics see the move as a continuation of the Trump administration’s undoing of measures put in place…

Federal Reserve announces proposed changes to Volcker Rule

On May 30, the US Federal Reserve unveiled proposed changes to the compliance requirements of the Volcker Rule, one of the foundational pillars of the Dodd-Frank Act that was put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Critics see the move as a continuation of the Trump administration’s undoing of measures put in place…

Promoting diversity within a corporate world

April 2018 saw the deadline for the new gender pay reporting regulations pass, and it is clear that there is still some way to go before there is pay parity between the genders. In 2010, the European Commission officially named gender balance as a priority on its political agenda. Yet, eight years on, it is questionable…

Promoting diversity within a corporate world

April 2018 saw the deadline for the new gender pay reporting regulations pass, and it is clear that there is still some way to go before there is pay parity between the genders. In 2010, the European Commission officially named gender balance as a priority on its political agenda. Yet, eight years on, it is questionable…

Top 5 biggest financial scandals of all time

When millions, or even billions, of dollars are up for grabs, some individuals are willing to play dirty to get their hands on them. Below, World Finance examines five of the biggest financial scandals ever to take place. Charles Ponzi In 1919, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant living in Boston, came up with a scheme…

Top 5 biggest financial scandals of all time

When millions, or even billions, of dollars are up for grabs, some individuals are willing to play dirty to get their hands on them. Below, World Finance examines five of the biggest financial scandals ever to take place. Charles Ponzi In 1919, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant living in Boston, came up with a scheme…

Plugging the cannabis knowledge gap

The legal cannabis industry is a unique prospect for those looking for a potentially lucrative investment opportunity. In 2017, sales in the US state of Colorado reached $1bn in just eight months, a 21 percent increase from the same period in the previous year. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent around CAD 5.7bn ($4.5bn) on…

Plugging the cannabis knowledge gap

The legal cannabis industry is a unique prospect for those looking for a potentially lucrative investment opportunity. In 2017, sales in the US state of Colorado reached $1bn in just eight months, a 21 percent increase from the same period in the previous year. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent around CAD 5.7bn ($4.5bn) on…

US and South Korea agree exemption from Trump tariffs

The US and South Korea agreed to a revised trading relationship on March 26, in a deal that has been welcomed by both countries. Notably, the proposed changes to the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) will grant South Korea an indefinite exemption from President Trump’s recently announced steel and aluminium tariffs. Although the renegotiated trade deal…