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Bayer Board Defends Monsanto Takeover

April 28th, 2017

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Shareholders in Germany have been discussing Bayer's takeover of Monsanto. The BBC's Joe Miller reports from the pharmaceutical giant's annual general meeting on why some shareholders are not happy about the move. Also in the programme, the BBC's Richard Westcott reports on London's plans to build a new super-sewer system, to deal with the city's growing population. As the carmaker Audi takes to the skies with a branded moon rover in the latest film in the Alien franchise, we take stock of movie product placement with Jonathan Pile from the film magazine Empire. Plus we look back on the big business stories of the past week with Katie Martin of the Financial Times, and Joe Wiesenthal from Bloomberg.

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