WASHINGTON— Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid for competitor Syngenta AG after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of nearly $47 billion. A combination with Basel- based Syngenta would have made Monsanto the world's largest producer of farming chemicals, in addition to its market-leading seed business.» Read More
SINGAPORE, March 11- Brazil's corn output is likely to come under pressure this year due to unfriendly crop weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst said on Wednesday. Lower supplies in Brazil and Ukraine, the world's second and third largest corn exporters after the United...
WELLINGTON, March 10- Suspected environmental activists have threatened to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, the world's largest dairy exporter, in an attempt to halt the use of an agricultural poison on pests such as rats and possums. New Zealand police said on Tuesday letters were sent to the national farmers' group and dairy giant Fonterra in...
SAO PAULO, March 2- Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc, the world's largest fertilizer company by market value, agreed on Monday to pay about $56 million for a 9.5 percent stake in Brazilian rival Fertilizantes Heringer SA, the latest effort by Potash to grow in Latin America's largest economy. Under terms of the agreement, PotashCorp will acquire the stake...
March 2- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc, the world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization, said it would buy a 9.5 percent stake in Brazil's Fertilizantes Heringer SA from its controlling shareholders for $55.7 million. The deal, expected to close in the second half of this year, will pave the way for a long-term potash supply agreement, allowing...
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Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs.
Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.
DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.
Shares of Potash, Agrium and Mosaic are tumbling in pre-market action after Russian company Uralkali pulls out of a venture with Potash, reports CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.
There was little indication that the Texas facility that had a massive explosion on Thursday posed a danger to the community, according to evaluations by oversight groups.
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports the latest details on yesterday's deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas. And, a look at how the fertlizer stocks are reacting today, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Maxim Volkov, CEO of PhosAgro, says soft commodity prices will not fall, and added that flexible production lines mean PhosAgro can overcome cyclicality.
Syngenta, the world's largest agrochemicals company, said it was confident ahead of the upcoming planting season and will hike its dividend 19 percent after it posted a full-year net profit that beat expectations.
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German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.
Some of the steadiest growth stocks lie in pharmaceuticals and agricultural plays, one noted investor said Thursday.
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