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  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. And despite year-to-year fluctuations in output and demand, Monsanto said it sees demand for corn worldwide surging with population and income growth over the next several years.

  • April 2- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as its corn and soybean businesses expanded globally. "Our business is on track to deliver the growth we anticipated," Monsanto Chairman Hugh Grant said on a conference call.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 13- Two junior potash producers working in unusual locations look set to shake off the most bearish industry conditions in five years and open new mines, helped by their proximity to Brazil and Africa, two of the world's most promising but under-served fertilizer markets.

  • Feb 11- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a 79 percent plunge in quarterly profit on Tuesday as prices fell. Net earnings for the fourth quarter slid to $129 million, or 30 cents per share, the company's second-smallest quarterly profit in four years.

  • Shares of Potash Corp, the world's biggest producer of the crop nutrient by capacity, dropped 4.2 percent in New York to $30.50, their lowest level in three months. Even so, 2014 looks like a bottom year for Potash Corp, he said, with more attractive fundamentals falling into place after that.

  • Jan 30- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, the world's biggest fertilizer company, on Thursday reported a sharply lower quarterly profit and produced 2014 forecasts that are below the estimates of Wall Street analysts.

  • Jan 30- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, the world's biggest fertilizer company, reported a sharply lower quarterly profit on Thursday and said it expected a weaker year in 2014.. Net earnings for the fourth quarter fell to $230 million, or 26 cents per share, from $421 million, or 48 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Jan 24- Canpotex Ltd, the offshore selling arm for three North American potash companies, said on Friday it has signed an agreement to supply the crop nutrient to Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd, a subsidiary of China's Sinofert Holdings Ltd..

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 16- Mexico's Pemex will spend up to $475 million to buy and revamp a fertilizer production plant in the eastern state of Veracruz that will allow it to produce up to 990,000 tonnes of urea annually, the state oil monopoly said on Thursday.

  • Belgian firm sells fertiliser to Iran as sanctions ease Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    *Easing of sanctions on Iran's banking system paved way. LONDON, Jan 16- Belgian chemical firm Tessenderlo will ship fertiliser to Iran within weeks as the easing of Western financial sanctions has helped Tehran complete its first potash tender purchase in two years.

  • Jan 14- The new chief executive of CF Industries Holdings Inc is open to finding a better capital structure for the U.S. fertilizer company, including the option of a master limited partnership, Tony Will said on Tuesday in his first interview since taking over this month.

  • Jan 14- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday it is "completely confident" the new version of its flagship multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone, which features less frequent dosing, will be approved in the United States in the near future.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday as a rise in herbicide sales offset a decline in its corn business. Shares of Monsanto were up 2.3 percent at $115.44 in afternoon trading.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in its corn business.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in sales from its corn portfolio.

  • Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in sales from its corn portfolio.

  • Monsanto beats expectations with higher 1st-qtr profit Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Jan 8- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as higher herbicide sales offset a decline in sales from its corn portfolio.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 18- Brazilian miner Vale SA expects to more than replace the 4 million tonnes a year of potash it stands to lose from the cancellation of its Rio Colorado project in Argentina as it opens mines in Brazil and Canada, its top executive said on Wednesday.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Heavy industry to challenge EU CO2 permit quotas Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 11- Europe's heavy industry is firing a barrage of legal challenges to cuts in the carbon permits they will get up to 2020- subsidies worth over 4 billion euros- with at least nine firms opening the assault in a Dutch court.

  • Dec 9- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Monday that it would buy back about 10 percent of its outstanding stock in a roughly $2 billion purchase from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months. In late-morning trading, however, Mosaic shares slipped 1 percent in New York to $46.31, touching a one-month low.

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