CNBC's Seema Mody reports the latest on Monsanto, including the company only giving Bayer selective access to confidential information.
Mosaic, the world's top producer of concentrated phosphate, has entered talks to buy Vale's fertilizer unit, sources familiar with the matter said.
Wal-Mart Stores, Harley-Davidson and Monsanto are making headlines this morning before the opening bell.
The German pharmaceutical and chemicals firm Bayer has outlined a mammoth bid for a U.S. firm beset by reputational issues.
Kirsty Wilson, senior analyst at Mergermarket, looks at the potential bidders for U.S. agrichemicals giant Monsanto, including potential interest from China.
Bayer says it has offered $122 per share for Monsanto in an all-cash deal that values the U.S. company at $62 billion.
German drug and chemicals giant Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover offer for Monsanto, the world's biggest seed company.
The oil market is reaching some stability after earlier volatility, the vice chairman of Saudi petrochemicals giant SABIC said.
Michel Demaré, chairman of Syngenta, says the takeover deal with state-owned ChemChina is good value for shareholders.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports from Basel on Syngenta and the takeover deal by ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned company.
ChemChina is nearing a deal to take over Syngenta for around $42 billion, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Dow Chemical and DuPont are expected to announce a merger of equals by Thursday, sources told CNBC.
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Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said it had withdrawn its $8.9 billion offer for German potash producer K+S, citing a decline in global commodity and equity markets and a lack of engagement by K+S management.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 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.
Rescuers searched for toxic materials at the blast site in China city Tianjin to clear chemicals before any rainfall can create further toxic gas.
The death toll from massive explosions in China's port of Tianjin has risen to 112 and 95 people are missing,
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.
The death toll from huge explosions at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals located near residences in the Chinese port city Tianjin climbed to 85.