Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S. regulatory scrutiny. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30- Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a tie-up that would create a global fertilizer and farm retailing giant as the agriculture sector struggles with soft crop prices. Potash Corp, the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and Agrium, North America's largest...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, in what would be a tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. Agrium and Potash Corp said in separate statements that the talks were at a "preliminary"...

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, in what would be a tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people...

  • Aug 30- Canadian fertilizer companies Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc are in talks to merge, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, in what would be tie-up of the world's biggest crop nutrient company by capacity and North America's largest farm retailer. The combination could be announced as soon as next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar...

  • LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters)- European stocks rose on Monday after falling the week before, as Swiss chemical company Syngenta gained after U.S. regulators cleared a takeover bid for the company by ChemChina. Syngenta rose up 10.6 percent, the top STOXX Europe 600 riser, after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. cleared ChemChina's $43 billion bid, making it...

  • Aug 17- Monsanto Co's Climate Corporation is building a network of in-field sensors to expand the scope of soil, weather and other data flowing into its digital agriculture tools that help farmers increase crop yields and reduce costs, the company said on Wednesday. San Francisco- based Climate also said it will open up its software infrastructure to...

  • Monsanto gives Bayer limited access to confidential info: Report

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the latest on Monsanto, including the company only giving Bayer selective access to confidential information.

  • MUMBAI, Aug 10- India's Tata Chemicals, the Tata group's flagship chemical and fertilisers company, is selling its urea business to Norway's Yara International to focus on other fertilisers and consumer products like pulses and spices. We are trying to scale the consumer business and that is the company's broad strategy, "Tata Chemicals' Managing Director...

  • Illinois- based CF Industries' second-quarter profit fell 87 percent, more than expected, and the company warned after markets closed on Wednesday that prices would remain weak into next year. The world's third-biggest nitrogen fertilizer producer is finishing expansions of ammonia and urea plants in Louisiana and Iowa this year, giving it capacity of 18.9...

  • Aug 3- Two of North America's biggest fertilizer companies reported large drops in quarterly profit on Wednesday, and warned of tough times ahead as abundant supplies weighed on prices. Nitrogen prices have been pressured by China's growing exports of urea and new capacity coming on stream in North America. Net earnings for CF's second quarter fell to $47...

  • Nitrogen prices have been pressured by China's growing exports of urea, and new capacity coming on stream in North America. Net earnings for the second quarter fell to $47 million, or 20 cents per share, from $352 million, or $1.49 per share, a year earlier. The Deerfield, Illinois- based company's shares dipped 3 percent after normal trading hours on the New York...

  • Net earnings for the second quarter fell to $47 million, or 20 cents per share, from $352 million, or $1.49 per share, a year earlier.

  • Aug 2- Miners that produce a diverse commodity mix may be willing to part with fertilizer assets, creating buying opportunities for producers of potash and phosphate, Mosaic Co Chief Executive Joc O'Rourke said on Tuesday. Profits of fertilizer producers have tumbled because of falling prices, weak currencies in importing countries such as Brazil and...

  • *Q2 adj earnings/shr $0.06 vs est $0.12. "While the environment is challenging, we see signs of stabilization in the second half of the year, with fertilizer prices bottoming and solid demand for our products," Chief Executive Joc O'Rourke said. Profits at fertilizer producers have tumbled due to falling prices, triggered in part by weak currencies in importing...

  • Bayer lost an attempt to continue sales of flubendiamide, marketed in the United States as Belt, after the EPA earlier found that it posed risks to the environment. An EPA board, however, ruled that farmers and retailers will be allowed to use their existing supplies of the chemical, Bayer said in a statement. The EPA could not be reached for comment after normal...

  • Potash will cut its quarterly dividend to 10 cents per share from 25 cents. Its shares were down 7 percent in New York and Toronto, and the U.S.-listed stock touched a low of $15.84. Potash Corp "could sit at the bottom here for another year," said Bryden Teich, portfolio manager at Avenue Investment Management, which sold its Potash position in June.

  • Potash plans to cut its quarterly dividend to 10 cents per share from 25 cents. Its shares fell 4.7 percent in New York and Toronto, and the U.S.-listed stock touched a two-week low of $16.32, down 40 percent in the past 12 months. Potash Corp "could sit at the bottom here for another year," said Bryden Teich, portfolio manager at Avenue Investment Management, which sold...

  • Syngenta shares were down 0.2 percent at 387 Swiss francs after the pesticides and seeds maker said first-half net profit fell 13 percent, hurt by weak agricultural markets, a rainy summer in Europe that kept farmers from spraying and a continued decline in sales in Latin America. The share price is well below ChemChina's offer of $465 per share, plus a 5 franc...