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*Purchase may also signal China's goal to build a global trading firm. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Feb 28- China's biggest grains trader COFCO Corp said it is buying a 51 percent stake in Dutch peer Nidera, in a deal that will give the world's most populous country direct access to South American grain and oilseed supplies.
*Gavilon, in deal with Syngenta, to accept crops with trait. CHICAGO, Feb 21- Archer Daniels Midland Co, one of the world's top grain traders, said on Friday it will not accept crops containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG corn trait until major importers approve the strain.
MUMBAI/ NEW YORK, Feb 20- Singapore's Wilmar International said on Thursday it has agreed to invest up to $145 million for a major stake in India's Shree Renuka Sugars, which will give a sugar upstart a foothold in the biggest consuming nation.
SINGAPORE, Feb 14- Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has cut its stake in commodities trader Bunge Ltd to 1.73 percent from 4.99 percent a year earlier, according to a U.S. regulatory filing. GIC, which had built up its stake in Bunge close to 5 percent in 2012, cut its holding after Bunge's share price jumped about 13 percent in 2013..
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Bunge Ltd, one of the world's top grain traders, signaled on Thursday that it will refuse to handle corn containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG trait unless it is cleared by China.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Bunge Ltd, one of the world's largest agricultural trading houses, said on Thursday it turned a profit in the fourth quarter and was "actively" reviewing its loss-making Brazilian sugar business.
CHICAGO, Feb 13- Bunge Ltd, one of the world's largest agricultural trading houses, on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter profit due to strong margins for oilseed processing. Bunge reported net earnings of $115 million, or 78 cents per share, compared with a year-earlier net loss of $610 million, or $4.17 per share.
Feb 4- U.S. agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said Tuesday it remained committed to expanding its global reach to satisfy Asia's fast-growing demand for food, despite a failed bid to acquire Australian grain handler GrainCorp.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 16- Canada's record canola and wheat harvests have clogged its rail arteries and overwhelmed its ports, sticking Glencore and other grain handlers with millions of dollars in shipping penalties and leaving farmers' bins flush with crops worth less by the day.
*Russia's grain terminals capacity at 30 mln T/year. To tackle this, major traders including Glencore and, more recently, Cargill, have bought stakes in Russian grain terminals at Black Sea deep-water ports, which have the largest capacity and service major importers including North Africa and the Middle East.
CHICAGO, Jan 9- U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc on Thursday reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit, supported by a bigger U.S. crop harvest in 2013 that led to lower grain prices and boosted profit margins on meat sales.
BRUSSELS, Nov 21- The European Union will impose punitive duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia for the next five years after ruling that producers there were selling into the bloc at unfairly low prices.
NEW YORK, Nov 11- London- based Armajaro Holdings Ltd will sell its commodity trading arm to Swiss agricultural trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd, creating one of the world's biggest physical cocoa and coffee dealers in the latest deal to roil this niche market.
NEW YORK, Nov 11- Swiss commodity trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd has struck a deal to buy London- based Armajaro Holdings Ltd's commodity trading operations, creating one of the world's biggest cocoa and coffee traders.
CHICAGO, Oct 29- Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Tuesday its planned A $3.0 billion acquisition of Australian grain handler GrainCorp Ltd will likely be delayed until early next year. The GrainCorp acquisition is part of ADM's strategy to expand globally and lead to increased exports to China and the Middle East.
CHICAGO, Oct 29- Agribusiness group Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Tuesday that adjusted third-quarter earnings fell as crop supplies remained tight following last year's historic U.S. drought. Net earnings rose to $476 million, or 72 cents per share, from $182 million, or 28 cents per share, a year ago. The others are Bunge Ltd, Cargill Inc and Louis Dreyfus Corp..
CHICAGO, Oct 25- Soren Schroder is shaking up Bunge Ltd five months after taking the helm of the 195- year-old agricultural trading house. On Thursday, Schroder told a quarterly earnings call that the status quo was unacceptable for Bunge's loss-making Brazilian sugar milling business and that he will explore options, including a sale, for the business.
CHICAGO, Oct 24- Bunge Ltd's new chief executive signaled plans to shed its loss-making Brazilian sugar milling business, making Bunge the first major merchant to consider exiting the one-hot sector that has swallowed billions of dollars of investment. Bunge reported a quarterly net loss of $137 million as the sugar unit dragged on earnings.
CHICAGO, Oct 24- Agribusiness company Bunge Ltd reported a quarterly loss on Thursday due to a charge related primarily to its weak sugar business, and said it was exploring a sale of that business.
*Argentina plans to challenge decision at WTO. BRUSSELS, Oct 23- European Union member states agreed to impose punitive duties on biodiesel imported from Argentina and Indonesia, which are accused of selling it into the bloc at unfairly low prices, according to diplomats.