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  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The owners of several new potash mines that are adding fertilizer to an already over-supplied market are banking on better times, bucking industry thinking that the projects may snuff a modest price recovery. Privately held fertilizer producer EuroChem Group plans to produce 1.1 million tonnes of potash in 2018 from its two new Russian mines...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Privately held fertilizer producer EuroChem Group plans to produce 1.1 million tonnes of potash in 2018 from its two new Russian mines and increase output steadily over six years, but it will be "rational" amid concerns about a supply glut, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday. "We think that our product is not going to be a big...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Privately held fertilizer producer EuroChem Group plans to produce 1.1 million tonnes of potash in 2018 from its two new Russian mines, with output capacity ramping up to 8.3 million tonnes annually by 2024 or 2025, the company's chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • FERTILIZER PRODUCER EUROCHEM PLANS TO PRODUCE 1.1 MLN TNS POTASH IN RUSSIA 2018, RAMPING UP TO 8.3 MLN TNS 2024-25- CFO.

  • *Sirius developing UK mine for polyhalite fertilizer. LONDON/ SHANGHAI, May 17- A small Chinese company that is key to plans by Sirius Minerals to build a huge fertilizer mine under a national park in the north of England has confirmed it has a binding agreement with the UK firm. By demonstrating confirmed demand for its product, it helped Sirius raise $1.2 billion...

  • *Sirius developing UK mine for polyhalite fertiliser. LONDON/ SHANGHAI, May 17- A small Chinese company that is key to plans by Sirius Minerals to build a huge fertilizer mine under a national park in the north of England has confirmed it has a binding agreement with the UK firm. By demonstrating confirmed demand for its product, it helped Sirius raise $1.2 billion...

  • The government has said it plans to sell close to 5 percent of the national oil giant next year through an initial public offer, with the shares to be listed in Riyadh and at least one foreign exchange. In February, Riyadh invited banks to pitch for an advisory role in the sale of the government-owned postal service, sources said. Among the first assets to be...

  • The government has said it plans to sell close to 5 percent of the national oil giant next year through an initial public offer, with the shares to be listed in Riyadh and at least one foreign exchange. In February, Riyadh invited banks to pitch for an advisory role in the sale of the government-owned postal service, sources said. Among the first assets to be...

  • BEIJING, May 16- Chinese defense conglomerate China North Industries Group Corp has signed a framework agreement with state-run oil company Saudi Aramco to build a refinery and chemicals complex in northeast China, industry and government officials said on Tuesday. The framework pact, which follows a memorandum of understanding in March, marks one of the...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 16- The chemical manufacturing unit of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas is looking to grow "aggressively" in specialty chemicals to meet demand in new regional markets and profit from higher margins, its CEO told Reuters on Tuesday. The affordability of specialty chemicals in its key markets Southeast Asia, China and India is increasing...

  • SAO PAULO, May 15- Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, on Monday gave a mixed 2017 forecast after its first-quarter profit more than doubled on a growing Mexican operation and stronger demand from Brazilian builders and carmakers. Braskem executives said on a call they expected operating profit in Brazil to drop over the next nine...

  • SAO PAULO, May 15- Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, said on Monday its quarterly profit more than doubled on growing plastics demand from Brazil's automotive and construction industries. Chief Executive Officer Fernando Musa pointed to a steady recovery for demand in the Brazilian market. Braskem shares opened 3 percent higher in...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • May 15- The prime minister of Laos has voiced concern over widespread chemical usage on banana plantations after a Reuters report on Chinese-run farms in the Southeast Asian country. Reuters reported that while the banana boom had brought economic benefits to the impoverished region, there was also strong concern at the use of chemicals- including the...

  • Chemours non-executive Chairman Richard Brown, second left, applauds as CEO Mark Vergano, third left, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, Monday, June 29, 2015. Chemours’ spin-off from DuPont is expected to begin trading on July 1.

    JPMorgan raises its rating on Chemours to overweight from neutral, saying earnings will beat expectations next year.