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  • Rescuers work to clear China blast site to beat rain Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Volunteers and paramilitary soldiers wearing masks stand on patrol outside a temporary shelter after the explosions in Tianjin on August 14, 2015.

    Rescuers searched for toxic materials at the blast site in China city Tianjin to clear chemicals before any rainfall can create further toxic gas.

  • Tianjin death toll rises; Li orders safety review Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Firefighters walk past a damaged truck at the site of the explosions in Tianjin on August 15, 2015.

    The death toll from massive explosions in China's port of Tianjin has risen to 112 and 95 people are missing,

  • Fresh blasts in Tianjin as China orders evacuation Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 4:53 AM ET
    A damaged road sign near the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district, Tianjin, August 13, 2015.

    China authorities ordered a mass evacuation from a 3 km area around the site of massive explosions in Tianjin as fresh blasts and fires broke out.

  • Death toll in Tianjin blasts climbs to 85 Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 11:54 PM ET
    Burnt out Volkswagen cars are pictured amongst the damage on the second morning after a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse hit the city of Tianjin, in northern China on August 14, 2015.

    The death toll from huge explosions at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals located near residences in the Chinese port city Tianjin climbed to 85.

  • Illinois- based CF Industries Holdings Inc, the world's third-largest nitrogen fertilizer producer, was involved in three of four deals in the past month, taking out two potential competitors in its backyard and locking up sales volumes in the United States, the world's No. 1 corn-producing country. The deals increase CF's market clout by removing two...

  • K+S rejects take-over bid from Potash Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    K+S rejects take-over bid from Potash

    Burkhard Lohr, CFO of K+S, explains why his company has rejected the offer from Canada's Potash Corp of 41 euros per share.

  • Illinois- based CF Industries Holdings Inc, the world's third-largest nitrogen fertilizer producer, was involved in three of four deals in the past month, taking out two potential competitors in its backyard and locking up sales volumes in the United States, the world's No. 1 corn-producing country. The deals increase CF's market clout by removing two...

  • Aug 12- U.S.-based agribusiness CHS said it would invest $2.8 billion in a unit of fertilizer producer CF Industries Holdings Inc to secure nitrogen fertilizer supplies. CF said last Thursday it would buy Netherlands- based rival OCI NV's North American and European plants for $6 billion, while CVR Partners LP said on Monday it would buy Rentech Nitrogen...

  • Aug 12- U.S.-based agribusiness CHS said it will invest $2.8 billion in a unit of U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries Holdings Inc..

  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Potash Corp sent an unsolicited letter to K+ S's management and supervisory boards, K+ S said in a statement. Shares of Potash Corp eased in New York and Toronto, while K+ S stock climbed 1.4 percent in Frankfurt. Potash Corp has been pushing to talk with K+ S management despite the German company's initial rejection last month of the...

  • *Deal excludes OCI's production plants in Egypt and Algeria. Aug 6- U.S. fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc said it will buy OCI NV's North American and European plants for about $6 billion, nearly ten months after the U.S. company's merger talks with Yara International ASA fell apart. CF, which is also assuming $2 billion of OCI's debt, will become a...

  • Aug 6- U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries Holdings Inc said it will buy Netherlands- based rival OCI NV's North American and global distribution businesses in a deal valued at about $8 billion, including debt. The deal is for OCI's nitrogen plants in Geleen in the Netherlands and Wever, Iowa besides the company's interest in an ammonia and methanol complex in...

  • Aug 5- North American nitrogen fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and CF Industries reported higher second-quarter profits on Wednesday after markets closed. Agrium's quarterly profit beat expectations for the Canadian company, while earnings for Illinois- based CF matched the average estimate. Agrium lowered the top end of its 2015 profit forecast to a...

  • Fertilizer makers Agrium, CF post higher profits Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Aug 5- North American nitrogen fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and CF Industries reported on Wednesday higher second-quarter profits after markets closed. Agrium's net earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter rose to $675 million, or $4.71 per share, from $625 million, or $4.34 per share a year ago. Agrium, however, lowered the top end of its...

  • Aug 4- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by strong phosphates sales and improved potash prices. The move completes the changing of the guard at North America's biggest fertilizer companies, following Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, Agrium Inc and CF Industries. Opportunities to buy...

  • Aug 4- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong phosphates sales, improved potash prices and lower costs. North America's second-biggest potash producer also said second-quarter potash sales volume fell 8 percent to 2.3 million tonnes from a year earlier, while average realized potash price...

  • Fertilizer maker Mosaic's Q2 profit rises 57 pct Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    Aug 4- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a 57 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong phosphates sales, improved potash prices and lower costs. Mosaic said net earnings attributable to the company rose to $390.6 million, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $248.4 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • If it acquires K+ S, Potash Corp, the world's biggest fertilizer producer, would finish building K+ S's Saskatchewan mine and operate it, selling its potash offshore through its Canpotex marketing arm, Chief Executive Jochen Tilk said during a conference call. Potash Corp said it intends to talk with K+ S management, despite K+ S's rejection this month of Potash...

  • "The stock probably will see a bit of a rebound solely based on having reached a 52- week low, and people are going to look at the dividend yield, which has gotten pretty attractive," said Peter Prattas, analyst at AltaCorp Capital. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Potash Corp said it intends to talk with K+ S management, despite its rejection this month of Potash Corp's...

  • July 30- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc reported a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit, missing Wall Street estimate, hurt mainly by weak nitrogen earnings and lower phosphate sales. Potash Corp said nitrogen production, the company's second-biggest business, fell 2 percent to 1.6 million tonnes in the second quarter ended June 30, from a year earlier, while...