Tuesday

17th Jan 2017

Ticker

EU to investigate agrochemical company merger

The European Commission on Thursday launched an investigation into Dow Chemical's proposed merger with DuPont, to make sure it falls in-line with EU rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said “The livelihood of farmers depends on access to seeds and crop protection at competitive prices. We need to make sure that the proposed merger does not lead to higher prices or less innovation for these products.”

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