German drug and chemicals giant Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company.
Karim Hajjar, CFO of Solvay, says oil and gas prices have impacted profits after reporting a slower rate of growth.
ChemChina is nearing a deal to take over Syngenta for around $42 billion, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Dow Chemical and DuPont are expected to announce a merger of equals by Thursday, sources told CNBC.
John Canally, Investment Strategist and Economist at LPL Financial, is expecting further downside for oil prices.
Dow reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins in five of its six units.
DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.
Cramer said some companies are working despite their exposure overseas. Here's one.
Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.
Emerging markets are a big part of Dow's growth. Discussing the chemical company's second quarter earnings, rising commodity prices, and stalled debt talks in Washington, with Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical chairman/CEO, and Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman/CEO.
The outlook for the iron and steel industries and a discussion of how to profit there, with Mark Parr, KeyBanc Capital Markets.