Bayer-Monsanto Deal Pilloried by Skeptical German Lawmakers

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  • Legislators express concerns purchase to create ‘supercompany’
  • Criticism crosses party lines as Merkel allies join in debate

German lawmakers called on regulators to curb Bayer AG’s $66 billion takeover of U.S. seed giant Monsanto Co. in a skepticism-laced parliamentary session that highlights the backlash to the deal Bayer faces in its home market.

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