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Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • 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'...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 30- A ban on planting genetically modified corn in Mexico is likely to continue for years as a slow-moving legal battle grinds on, said a top executive of U.S.-based seed and agrochemical company Monsanto Co.. While Mexico is self-sufficient in white corn used to make the country's staple tortillas, it depends on imports of mostly GMO yellow corn...

  • *Prices crashed after China abolished seasonal duty in 2015. *Expands trading in Europe, Latin America. LONDON, Jan 27- The global fertilizers market is set to rebalance as China reduces exports after flooding the market in the past few years, said the head of Phosagro, the Russian fertilizer giant.

  • *Prices crashed after China abolished seasonal duty in 2015. *Expands trading in Europe, Latin America. LONDON, Jan 27- The global fertilisers market is set to rebalance as China reduces exports after flooding the market in the past few years, said the head of Phosagro, the Russian fertiliser giant.

  • 2017 should be better for us: PhosAgro CEO

    PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev discusses the prospects for his company in the coming year.

  • 2017 a year of expectation for Russian foreign relations: PhosAgro CEO

    PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev discusses Russia's relationship with global superpowers China and the U.S.

  • Confident Syngenta and ChemChina will finish deal: CEO

    Syngenta CEO Erik Fyrwald discusses his upcoming deal with ChemChina.

  • Material sector sparks rally in chemical stocks

    Jonas Oxgaard, Sanford C. Bernstein weighs in on what's boosting the material sector, including China's consumption of commodities.

  • Bayer/Monsanto deal split investor community: Pro

    Brian McGee, engagement manager at Novasecta, weighs in on Bayer's proposed acquisition of agrochemical firm Monsanto.