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  • LONDON, Oct 30- Chad Holliday, the former chairman of Bank of America and DuPont widely credited for his sustainable energy vision, will become the first American chairman at Royal Dutch Shell, an oil major with tense relations with green groups. An engineer by education, Holliday spent most of his career at DuPont, having joined the U.S. chemical giant in 1970 and...

  • Oct 30- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co's quarterly profit jumped 63 percent as it sold more phosphate at higher prices. "The improving demand momentum for both potash and phosphates that started in the fourth quarter of 2013 continued," Chief Executive Jim Prokopanko said in a statement. The company, however, said its phosphate sales volumes would fall to...

  • Fertilizer maker Mosaic's quarterly profit jumps 63 pct Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co's quarterly profit jumped 63 percent as it sold more phosphate at higher prices. The company's net earnings rose to $202 million, or 54 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $124 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier. "The improving demand momentum for both potash and phosphates that started in the...

  • DuPont profit jumps 52 pct as margins improve Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Oct 28- DuPont, the biggest U.S. chemicals producer by market value, reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $433 million, or 47 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $285 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell 3 percent to...

  • DuPont profit jumps as margins improve Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.

  • Kering and BASF fall as European shares slip back Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus also weighed on European stock markets. Kering slumped 5.1 percent, making it the worst-performing stock on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300...

  • Kering, BASF drag down European shares, Ebola eyed Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    *BASF retreats after cutting 2015 earnings forecast. *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus weighed on European stock markets.

  • The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4- D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. "They did not do an adequate job," said Andrew Kimbrell, an attorney with...

  • *Third-quarter profit $0.38/ share vs est. Oct 23- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan cut the top end of its full-year earnings forecast range and the company reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as income fell from its overseas investments. Potash Corp, the world's biggest fertilizer company by market value, said average realized price for potash fell 9...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 23- Saudi Basic Industries Corp and Royal Dutch Shell have shelved plans to expand an existing petrochemical joint venture in Saudi Arabia as the results of feasibility studies were not encouraging. The two partners in the joint project, known as SADAF joint venture in Jubail, on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia, first announced plans to...

  • The company's investments in potash companies in Jordan, Israel and Chile accounted for 8 percent of its profit in the third quarter, down from 24 percent a year earlier. Potash Corp, the world's biggest fertilizer company by market value, narrowed its 2014 forecast profit to $1.75- $1.85 per share from $1.70- $1.90, citing a reduction in estimated income from...

  • Oct 23,- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc's net income fell 11 percent, hurt by lower contributions from overseas investments and higher income tax. The company said its investments in potash companies in Jordan, Israel and Chile contributed $24 million to third-quarter earnings, compared with $85 million a year earlier. Net income fell to $317 million, or 38...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 23- Saudi Basic Industries Corp will not move ahead with plans to expand an existing petrochemical joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell in Saudi Arabia as the results of feasibility studies were not encouraging, SABIC said on Thursday, according to state news agency SPA. The two partners in the SADAF joint venture in Jubail, on the Gulf...

  • The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4- D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. "They did not do an adequate job," said Andrew Kimbrell, an attorney with...

  • Dow Chemical to cut $1B in costs over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

  • Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins. Rival Dupont has said it plans to shave off $1 billion of annual costs by 2019.. Ethane crackers in North America could maintain their cost advantage status even at $80 oil,...

  • *Adjusted profit $0.72 per share vs est $0.68. *Revenue up 5 pct at $14.41 billion. Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected profit as margins rose for the ninth straight quarter in its plastics business, its biggest, due to low raw material costs.

  • UPDATE 2-Yara shares fall as profit misses expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 22- Shares in Norwegian fertiliser firm Yara- still reeling from failed merger talks with CF Industries- fell more than 4 percent on Wednesday after it reported quarterly profit below market expectations. Yara's core profit rose 24 percent in the third quarter but slightly missed analysts' forecasts. The Yara stock was among the worst performers on...

  • UPDATE 1-Dow Chemical profit beats as plastics sales rise Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the fourth time in a row, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization at the unit, the company's biggest by sales, rose 31 percent to $1.27 billion in...

  • Dow Chemical profit jumps 43 pct as plastics sales rise Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a 43 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units. Net income available to common shareholders rose to $852 million, or 71 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $594 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. 1/ 8 ID: ID:...