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Chemicals giant Bayer and the U.S. government cooperated closely last year to lobby Thailand to reverse its ban on glyphosate, used in the company’s controversi…

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Chemicals giant Bayer and the U.S. government cooperated closely last year to lobby Thailand to reverse its ban on glyphosate, used in the companys controversial weedkiller Roundup, documents obtained by an environmental group and reviewed by Reuters show.
FILE PHOTO: Logo and flags of Bayer AG are pictured outside a plant of the German pharmaceutical and chemical maker in Wuppertal, Germany August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo
The lobbying, including U.S. tra…

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CLASQUIN: H1 2020: Strong Results Amid a Chaotic Environment

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LYON, France–()–Regulatory News:

CLASQUIN (Paris:ALCLA):

 

H1 2020

(published)

H1 2020

(excl. IFRS 16)

%GP

H1 2019

(excl. IFRS 16)

%GP

 

2020 v 2019

(at current scope &

exch. rates, excl. IFRS 16)

 

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shipments

115,272

132,090

 

132,090

 

-12.7%

Sales (€m)**

181.4

154.0

 

154.0

 

+17.8%

Gross profit (€m)

36.1

36.1

100%

36.1

100%

-0.1%

EBITDA (€m)

7.0

5.3

14.7%

5.2

14.3%

+3.0%

Current operating income (€m)

2.8

2.8

7.7%

3.8

10.5%

-27.2%

Consolidated net profit (€m)

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Legal Leaders Pressured to Cut Costs Due to Deal Volume Dips and Rise of Procurement, Says Apperio Study

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LONDON–()–Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) firms may differ in many ways, but they share a similar predicament – increased pressure to cut legal costs as business revenue from M&A and fundraising declines, according to a new Apperio study entitled “Private Equity and Venture Capital: Two Industries United by Lackluster Legal Spend Management.” This PE/VC study found that VC firms in the U.S. and UK are likely to be under even more perceived pressure to cut costs, and both PE and VC firms are concerned about lack of billing accuracy, timeliness and predictability from their law firms.

Apperio’s PE/VC Study showed that in 2019, PE companies spent an average of $9.5 million on legal fees while…



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INVESTIGATION REMINDER: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Citigroup Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

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LOS ANGELES–()–The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Citigroup Inc. (“Citigroup” or “the Company”) (NYSE: C) for violations of the securities laws.

The investigation focuses on whether the Company issued false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose information pertinent to investors. Buzzfeed published an investigation of international banking on September 20, 2020, alleging that various financial institutions, including Citigroup, had direct knowledge of serious failures in policies and controls to prevent money laundering. The report alleges that the Company enabled the movement of criminal…



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