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LONDON, Feb 5- European stocks inched up on Wednesday after a steep two-week sell-off, but concerns about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,272.81 points by 1534 GMT, taking a breather after a 6 percent slide over the past two weeks.
*FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.2 pct. PARIS, Feb 5- European stocks inched up in early trade on Wednesday, halting a two-week selloff, although concerns about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. PARIS, Feb 5- European stocks inched up in early trade on Wednesday, halting a two-week selloff, but underlying worries about global growth and emerging market currencies kept investors on edge.
LONDON, Feb 5- European shares slipped for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, with concerns about earnings and the pace of global economic recovery prompting investors to further trim their equity exposure.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant asked lawmakers at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to support a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.
SAO PAULO, Feb 3- A drop in natural gas prices caused by a shale gas boom in the United States is hurting Brazilian petrochemical company profits by reducing pricing power and making them less competitive, the head of the construction and industrial conglomerate Grupo Odebrecht SA said on Monday.
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 29- Dow Chemical Co hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, but signaled that it was in no hurry to fall in line with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb's demands to spin off its slow-growing petrochemical businesses. Shares of Dow Chemical, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, rose as much as 6 percent in early trading on Wednesday.
Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co reported a quarterly profit that comfortably beat market expectations, hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, joining rival DuPont in increasing shareholder returns amid investor activism.
Jan 29- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and tripled its share buyback program to $4.5 billion, joining rival DuPont in increasing shareholder returns amid investor activism.
Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, breaks down the chemical company's fourth quarter results and shares his thoughts on Dan Loeb's call to spin-off its petrochemical business.
Jan 28- DuPont's quarterly profit doubled, beating market estimates, as its strong push into agriculture paid off, and the chemical maker said it would buy back $5 billion in stock. DuPont shares were up about 2 percent at $61.30 in premarket trading on Tuesday.
Jan 28- DuPont posted a quarterly profit that doubled and beat market estimates, helped by higher margins at its businesses that sell seeds and make materials for solar panels. Dupont is concentrating on growing its high-margin agriculture, food, specialty materials, and alternative energy businesses.
Jan 28- DuPont's fourth-quarter profit doubled, driven by strong insecticide sales in Latin America and earlier seed shipments in North America, and the company announced a new $5 billion share buyback program.
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..
WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Jan 23- Two leading U.S. grain groups have asked Syngenta AG, the world's largest crop chemicals company, to suspend the commercial use in the United States of two genetically modified strains of corn not currently approved in China.
WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Two leading U.S. grain groups have asked Syngenta AG, the world's largest crop chemicals company, to suspend the commercialization in the United States of two genetically modified strains of corn not currently approved in China.
Khamenei controls a massive business empire known as Setad that has invested in Iran's petrochemical industry, which is now permitted to resume exports. The Treasury described the action last June as an effort to target Iran's leadership, and it accused Setad of being part of a scheme to circumvent U.S. and international sanctions.