The German drugs-to-seeds maker’s sales rose 9 pct in the second quarter, helped by its pricey acquisition of Monsanto. That deal is tarnished by lawsuits, while Bayer’s consumer and pharma units also face challenges. Though the bad news is priced in, the discount will persist.
Raul Castro's coming handover of Cuba's presidency is an effort to prolong beyond his own life span the communist revolution he built with late brother Fidel. Trying to modernize could also destroy it, though. And with neighbor Venezuela getting less able to provide cheap oil, economic reform can't wait.