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  • Illinois- based CF Industries Holdings Inc, the world's third-largest nitrogen fertilizer producer, was involved in three of four deals in the past month, taking out two potential competitors in its backyard and locking up sales volumes in the United States, the world's No. 1 corn-producing country. The deals increase CF's market clout by removing two...

  • LONDON, Aug 12- North America's leading independent oil and gas producers reported large losses in the second quarter despite cutting costs and increasing output. Ten of the largest independent oil and gas producers in the United States reported total losses of almost $15 billion between April and June, compared with profits of almost $3.5 billion a year...

  • Wells Fargo has launched an auction for the business that could fetch more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Bidders for RCIS could include reinsurers seeking exposure to the primary insurance market such as Bermuda- based PartnerRe Ltd or Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, the sources said. Axis and PartnerRe declined to comment, MunichRe and...

  • LONDON, Aug 7- North America's shale drillers are struggling with the renewed slump in oil prices, despite cutting costs, boosting output, and in some cases employing hedging to improve realised prices. Spot WTI has fallen 20 percent since mid-April but the share price of Pioneer Natural Resources has dropped 30 percent and Continental Resources is down almost...

  • Aug 6- EOG Resources Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday as the oil producer successfully slashed well and transportation costs to offset plunging crude prices. While EOG is trimming its capital budget for the year by $200 million, Chief Executive Bill Thomas said he is "excited about the company's continued...

  • Sewage flow becomes Williston's oil bust indicator Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    That's not going to catch any swift changes in the population of cities like Williston. "Here in Williston, the growth rate is not predictable," said David Tuan, director of the city's public works department. The recent high-water mark for Williston's population was 33,866 in August of last year, just before the oil price collapse.

  • Aug 5- Continental Resources Inc, the second-largest oil producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as the company slashed costs to offset plunging crude prices. In a bold bet on oil prices and the ability to keep costs low, Chief Executive Harold Hamm boosted Continental's 2015 production...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- The biggest losers from the current price war between OPEC and the shale producers seem set to be producers outside the Middle East and North America caught in the cross-fire. Expensive production from the North Sea, Canada's oil sands, offshore megaprojects, weaker African and Latin American members of OPEC, and frontier exploration areas around...

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 3- Chicago corn and soybean futures slid for a second straight session on Monday as favourable weather in the U.S. Chicago Board Of Trade August soybeans slid 0.5 percent to $9.75-3/ 4 a bushel by 1140 GMT, while September corn lost 1.5 percent to $3.65-1/ 2 a bushel. In Europe, December milling wheat on Euronext also touched its lowest since June...

  • *Wheat near 6- week low on plentiful world supplies. Wheat lost ground to hover near last week's six-week low as the market continued to struggle due to abundant global supplies. Wheat touched $4.93-3/ 4 a bushel on Thursday, the lowest since June 22.

  • *Chicago Board Of Trade March soybeans fell 0.4 percent to $9.36-1/ 4 a bushel, near the session low of $9.36 a bushel- the lowest since July 28. *Wheat under pressure from constrained demand for U.S. supplies amid plentiful global supplies and cheaper offerings from competitors in the Black Sea region. *Crop scouts on the U.S. Wheat Quality Council's annual...

  • GRAINS-Soybean, corn futures fall; wheat mixed Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a...

  • July 31- Weak oil prices shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Friday, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect to be a sustained period of cheap crude. Evan Calio, an analyst with Morgan Stanley, said on Exxon's earnings conference call that the oil giant appeared to be less vocal than its peers...

  • CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans were down 6 cents at $9.84-1/ 4 a bushel at...

  • *Chicago wheat down more than 18 pct for July. Chicago Board of Trade front-month wheat rose 1.1 percent to $5.02 a bushel by 1111 GMT, edging away from the prior session's five-week low of $4.93-3/ 4. Crop scouts on the U.S. Wheat Quality Council's annual three-day tour of North Dakota and adjacent states projected spring wheat yield potential at 49.9 bushels per...

  • *Wheat down more than 18 pct for July. *Corn set for monthly loss of more than 10 pct. "The dryness issues in parts of Europe, Canada and Argentina remain but that is not leaving the market on the precipice of new crop downgrades," said Tobin Gorey, director of agricultural strategy, Commonwealth Bank of Australia in a note to clients.

  • SYDNEY, July 31- U.S. soybeans held steady on Friday, though the oilseed was heading for a fourth consecutive weekly loss, as the market weighed up whether signs of growing export demand would start to erode ample supplies more quickly. *Corn touched a five-week low of $3.75-3/ 4 a bushel on Thursday. *Wheat fell to a five-week low of $4.93-1/ 4 a bushel on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday as signs of growing export demand threatened to cut into an already thin supply base, traders said. Corn futures also firmed, with bargain hunters and technical buyers stepping into the market after prices fell to a five-week low. Chicago Board of Trade August soybean futures settled up 7-1/ 4 cents at $9.90-1/ 4...

  • Just days into the second-quarter earnings season, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc said they would slash a combined 8,000 thousand jobs around the world. In North Dakota, Whiting Petroleum Corp, the top producer in the No. 2 U.S. oil patch, cut its capital expenditure budget days after optimistically raising it 15 percent on bets the renewed downturn in...

  • *Corn, wheat up after previous session losses. SINGAPORE/ PARIS, July 30- Chicago soybeans gained more ground on Thursday, and have now risen 3.3 percent over three consecutive sessions, on concerns over a smaller planted area and ahead of the crop's key phase of development. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans rose 1.0 percent to $9.93 a bushel by 1000 GMT, while...