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Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • BONN, April 28- Bayer's chief executive acknowledged on Friday that he will face an uphill battle to improve Monsanto's reputation once Bayer completes the takeover of the U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company. "Monsantos image does of course represent a major challenge for us, and its not an aspect I wish to play down," Werner Baumann told shareholders at Bayer's...

  • Shares of the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based fertilizer producer rose 1.6 percent in early New York trading, touching a three-week high. Potash said it expected full-year earnings of 45 cents to 65 cents per share, up from its prior forecast of 35 cents to 55 cents. Bernstein analyst Jonas Oxgaard said earnings benefited from a lower tax rate as well as stronger...

  • *Q1 net sales up 23.6 pct to $13.23 bln vs est $13.21 bln. Operating EPS $1.04 vs est $0.99. Sales at Dow's agriculture business slipped 5 percent to $1.6 billion on lower sales of herbicides and insecticides in Asia Pacific and weak demand for corn seeds in North America.

  • The company raised its forecast for full-year profit to 45- 65 cents per share, from the 35- 55 cents it previously forecast. Potash Corp also raised the lower end of its estimate for 2017 potash sales to 8.9 million tonnes from 8.7 million tonnes, keeping the upper end at 9.4 million tonnes. The company's net earnings nearly doubled to $149 million, or 18 cents per...

  • LONDON, April 26- European shares pulled back slightly from 20- month highs on Wednesday as some disappointing corporate results weighed, though shares of French luxury group Kering hit a record high after reporting strong sales. France's CAC 40 was little changed hovering close to the nine-year highs hit earlier this week. French luxury group Kering was the...

  • *Q1 operating profit $1.64 vs est $1.39. *Net sales up 4.6 pct to $7.74 bln, vs est $7.50 bln. Demand was also propelled by late-season seed demand in South America and the planting of the largest combined corn and soybean acres on record in the United States.

  • WASHINGTON— Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that's open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Dow Chemical wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump's inaugural festivities, and its...

  • WASHINGTON— Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. The letters, dated April 13, were obtained by The Associated Press. Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to...

  • LONDON, April 13- Results of a new animal study into possible health risks of the weedkiller glyphosate will be published in time to inform a key EU re-licensing vote due by the end of 2017, according to the researcher leading the trial. A row over possible effects of glyphosate- an ingredient in Monsanto's big-selling herbicide Roundup- has prompted...

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  • CHICAGO, April 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong demand for its soybean and corn seeds. Monsanto's shares were up 1.6 percent at $115.84 after earlier hitting a 22- month high of $116.37.

  • CHICAGO, April 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong demand for its soybean and corn seeds. The world's largest seed supplier said sales of corn seeds and traits rose 8 percent, while sales of...

  • April 5- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after solid private employment data underscored the strength of the economy, helping partially offset investors' worries on President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his policy plans. Also weighing on investors' minds is Trump's ability to deliver on tax reform and other pro-business promises after...

  • April 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong demand for its soybean and corn seeds. Monsanto said sales of corn seed and traits rose 8 percent, while sales of soybean seeds and traits jumped 10.2 percent in the...

  • April 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is being bought by Germany's Bayer for $66 billion, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong demand for its soybean and corn seeds. Monsanto said sales of corn seed and traits rose 8 percent, while sales of soybean seeds and traits jumped 10.2 percent in the...

  • April 5- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co, which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG for $66 billion, reported a 28.7 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong demand for soybean and corn seeds. Net profit attributable to Monsanto rose to $1.37 billion, or $3.09 per share, in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, from $1.06...

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    U.S. regulators have given tentative approval to a Chinese conglomerate's proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta.

  • PARIS, April 3- Louis Dreyfus' core earnings fell for a second year in 2016 amid a persistent high supply of crops, but the agricultural commodity trader said a revamp of operations should help results this year. The privately owned company, controlled by Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, said on Monday that 2016 core operating profit for its business segments fell to...