Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals


  • The Plymouth, Minnesota- based company, which reported a better than expected fourth-quarter profit, also announced a $75 million share repurchase program. Adjusted earnings per share was 53 cents, compared with average analysts' estimates of 44 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Fourth quarter net earnings fell to $155 million, or 44 cents...

  • *Sees 2016 profit outlook $5.50- $7.00/ shr vs est $7.01/ shr. *Posts profit $1.52/ shr vs est of $1.38/ shr. The company, which sells seed, fertilizers and chemicals directly to farmers in North America, said it expects to earn $5.50- $7.00 per share in 2016, slightly below analysts' average estimate of $7.01, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Bayer CropScience will instead ask for an administrative law hearing from the EPA's Office of General Counsel to review the registration of flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer's Belt pesticide. The registration, granted in 2008, was a limited-time conditional registration that could be canceled if additional studies found the chemical to be...

  • Bayer CropScience will instead ask for an administrative law hearing from the EPA's Office of General Counsel to review the registration of flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer's Belt pesticide. But the EPA's risk assessment disagreed so the agency sent Bayer the request on Jan. 29. After rejecting the EPA's request, Bayer now expects the agency to...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 5- Monsanto could seek to expand in agricultural chemicals by deepening its partnership with Germany's BASF after losing out to ChemChina in its bid to buy seeds and pesticides firm Syngenta. But while the Ludwigshafen, Germany- based company is not willing to sell its pesticides unit, recent consolidation in the industry means it is now seen by...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Flagging fertiliser prices are set for a further fall which will likely drive some high-cost Chinese producers out of business to help ease a stocks overhang and lift prices later in 2016, one of the world's largest producers, Russia's PhosAgro, said. Chief Executive Andrei Guryev said he expected prices for phosphate, potash and nitrogen...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 4- State-owned China National Chemical Corp plans for a mix of recourse and non-recourse loans to fund a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, Thomson Reuters LPC said on Thursday, citing banking sources familiar with the plans. The specific breakdown of the funding package has yet to be decided, but about $30 billion would...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The state-owned China National Chemical Corp, which plans to buy Swiss seeds and pesticide maker Syngenta, will promptly start preparations for what could be a lengthy U.S. national security review, as the House Agriculture Committee chairman said he would monitor the deal. The $43 billion deal, which was announced on Wednesday as a way for...

  • This transaction is about growth: Syngenta chairman

    Michel Demaré, chairman of Syngenta, says the takeover deal with state-owned ChemChina is good value for shareholders.

  • ChemChina to buy Sygenta for $43 billion

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports from Basel on Syngenta and the takeover deal by ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned company.

  • Ren Jianxin

    ChemChina is nearing a deal to take over Syngenta for around $42 billion, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • TORONTO, Feb 1- Tanking fertilizer prices have worsened the economic and budget outlook for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, where the oil shock has already stalled growth, pushed the government into deficit and caused its bonds to underperform. Saskatchewan may have seen no growth, at best, in 2015, economists said, and given the latest potash news, this...

  • The production plant for high density polyethylene of Dow Chemical in Tessenderlo.

    Dow Chemical and DuPont are expected to announce a merger of equals by Thursday, sources told CNBC.

  • DuPont holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical

    DuPont is holding talks with Syngenta and Dow Chemical for a potential deal, as the agriculture world struggles with lower crop prices and profits.

  • Potash drops K+S bid

    Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said it had withdrawn its $8.9 billion offer for German potash producer K+S, citing a decline in global commodity and equity markets and a lack of engagement by K+S management.

  • A loss for DOW is a win for bees

    A U.S. appeals court cancelled EPA approval of an insecticide developed by Dow AgroSciences.

  • Monsanto sweetened its offer to buy Syngenta, valuing the Swiss company at around $47 billion.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.