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Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • The logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta adorns it's plant in Muenchwilen, Switzerland.

    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...

  • GARLYK, Turkmenistan, March 31- Turkmenistan opened a $1 billion Belarussian-built potash plant on Friday, aiming to export 1.2 million tonnes of fertilisers to China and India per year as part of its drive to diversify away from natural gas exports. As a potash exporter, Turkmenistan will compete with its former Soviet overlord Russia, home to the world's...

  • NEW DELHI/ WINNIPEG, March 29- India's competition regulator said the proposed merger of fertilizer producers Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc is likely to hurt competition, but the comments were not expected to prevent the merger. Neither Canadian company has a physical presence in India, but they supply potash to India through Canpotex Ltd,...

  • Andrey Guryev, chief executive officer of PhosAgro.

    Trump's protectionist agenda is unlikely to hamper the growth prospects of Russian agrichemicals giant PhosAgro, the group's CEO said on Monday.

  • 2016 one of the hardest years since the financial crisis: PhosAgro CEO

    PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev speaks about how his company's earnings were impacted by pricing, as well as China's role in the fertilizer market.

  • Trump#s protectionism will not damage our market

    PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev explains that the U.S. is not his company's major market, and also discusses the domestic environment in Russia.

  • FRANKFURT, March 22- With rivals joining forces all around, Germany's BASF has been eyeing a surprise foray into generic pesticides, although the issue is on hold while it looks to snap up assets being spun off in those mergers. BASF is the only player left among the top six in a global seeds and pesticides market worth over $100 billion that has not paired up with a...

  • Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attends the Gatcombe Horse Trials

    The Queen’s daughter has caused division in the agriculture industry after saying that genetically-modified (GM) crops could be beneficial.

  • A farmer sprays a chemical fertilizer on his wheat field

    Goldman expects fertilizer prices to "materially improve" in 2018 and beyond.

  • HELSINKI, March 15- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded on Wednesday, potentially paving the way for its license renewal in the EU. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional...

  • HELSINKI, March 15- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded on Wednesday, possibly paving the way for its licence renewal in the EU. Contradictory findings on carcinogenic risks have been disputed by European Union and U.S. politicians,...

  • *Australia faces gas shortage despite exports soaring. SYDNEY, March 15- Australia's top gas producers, led by ExxonMobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell, are set to come under fire to supply more gas to the local market and curb soaring prices in crisis talks on Wednesday with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The meeting comes days after Australia's energy market...

  • LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Feb 22- German drugs and pesticides maker Bayer forecast a year without earnings growth for its agricultural products business on Wednesday, as it seeks to complete its $66 billion deal to take over U.S. seeds giant Monsanto. The shares were down 1.8 percent at 106.95 euros at 1319 GMT, reversing gains made over the last three trading sessions...

  • The chemical products maker is considering a potential split in its businesses, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • *India, China are world's biggest potash importers. Although global prices have been falling, a reduction in government support in India would make potash relatively expensive for the companies that import it. India's fertiliser ministry has proposed fixing the potash subsidy at 7,669 rupees a tonne for the 2017-18 fiscal year beginning in April, down from...

  • *India and China are world's biggest potash importers. Although global prices have been falling, a reduction in government support in India- which alongside China is the world's biggest bulk potash importer- will make potash relatively expensive for the companies that import it. India's fertilizer ministry has proposed fixing the potash subsidy at 7,669...

  • *Phosagro biggest shareholders raise $252 mln in share offering. MOSCOW, Feb 9- The controlling shareholder in Russian fertiliser producer Phosagro has sold a 4.5 percent stake in the company, raising 14.9 billion roubles in the Moscow share market's third offering so far this year. Shares in Phosagro, one of the world's largest producers of phosphate rock, hit...

  • *Phosagro biggest shareholders raise $252 mln in share offering. MOSCOW, Feb 9- The controlling shareholder in Russian fertiliser producer Phosagro has sold a 4.5 percent stake in the company, raising 14.9 billion roubles in the Moscow share market's third offering so far this year. Shares in Phosagro, one of the world's largest producers of phosphate rock, hit...

  • Net earnings attributable to Mosaic fell to $12 million, or 3 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31, from $155 million, or 44 cents per share, a year earlier. On a per share basis, the company recorded a charge of 23 cents, compared with 16 cents a year earlier. Plymouth, Minnesota- based Mosaic's net sales fell to $1.86 billion, but was slightly above analysts'...