BRIEF-London Stock Exchange to acquire yield book & Citi FI indices for $685 mln
* Attractive revenue and cost synergies of $30 million and $18 million respectively to be achieved through new product opportunities and operational efficiencies
Jan 5 U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is being bought by Germany's Bayer <AG BAYGn.DE> for $66 billion, swung to a quarterly profit, helped by higher demand from South America.
The net profit attributable to Monsanto was $29 million, or 7 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30, compared with a loss of $253 million, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier.
Net sales of the company, known for its genetically engineered corn, soybean and the Roundup herbicide, rose more than 19 percent to $2.65 billion. (Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)
* Citi announces sale of its fixed income analytics and index businesses to London Stock Exchange group
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