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  • HANOI, Jan 17- The Vietnamese government has raised 5.57 trillion dong by selling a 7.79 percent stake in refinery operator Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical company in an initial public offering, the company said on Wednesday. The proceeds exceeded the Vietnamese government's plan to raise at least $155 million from the sale. Demand at Wednesday's IPO of...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer. Farmers have also complained about dicamba causing damage to their crops in other states,...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead. Privately-owned Iceland, which trades from 900 UK stores specializing in frozen food, said on Tuesday that instead of using plastic it will use packaging comprising paper and pulp...

  • BEIJING, Jan 15- China's state planner asked local governments and companies to ensure fertilizer supplies and stable prices for upcoming spring planting, according to a statement on the website of the National Development& Reform Commission on Monday. To address the issue, NDRC asked natural gas and coal producers, including China National Petroleum Corp,...

  • BEIJING, Jan 15- China's state planner asked local governments and companies to ensure fertiliser supplies and stable prices for upcoming spring planting, according to a statement on the website of the National Development& Reform Commission on Monday. To address the issue, NDRC asked natural gas and coal producers, including China National Petroleum Corp,...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The report makes detailed recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency for new restrictions on how and where the pesticides can...

  • *China urea prices hit four-year high this week. BEIJING, Jan 11- China's campaign to heat millions of homes this winter by natural gas has left fertilizer producers short of supplies and profits, an industry association said, with urea and ammonia plants halving their operating rates from a year ago. "We are losing lots of money every day," said Huo, a manager at a major...

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 10- Akzo Nobel, the maker of Dulux paint, is continuing talks with three to four possible buyers of its specialty chemicals division, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Andrew Wood said the company still planned to either sell or seek a separate stock market listing for the division by mid-April. On Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported that private equity...

  • SEATTLE— In a story Dec. 8, 2016 about the state of Washington filing a lawsuit against Monsanto, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Monsanto stopped producing PCBs in 1979 when Congress banned the compounds. Washington says it's the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pollution from PCBs. SEATTLE— Washington has become the...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— In a story Jan. 4, about the state of Oregon filing a lawsuit against Monsanto, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Monsanto stopped producing PCBs in 1979 when Congress banned the compounds. Oregon sues Monsanto over PCB pollution in waterways, soil. PORTLAND, Ore.— The state of Oregon sued the agrochemical company Monsanto on Thursday...

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  • The company, which is being acquired by Germany's Bayer AG, said pricing for glyphosate, the chief ingredient in its top-selling weed killer "Roundup", was set to go up this year. Sales of soybean seeds jumped 21.3 percent to $728 million, lifting overall net sales marginally to $2.66 billion in the first quarter. Net profit attributable to Monsanto rose to $169...

  • MEDINA, Ohio _ RPM International Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $95.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. RPM International expects full-year earnings in the range of $3 to $3.10 per...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 3- Arkansas agricultural regulators stuck with a proposal on Wednesday to prohibit sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April, despite a lawsuit over the plan by manufacturer Monsanto Co.. They oppose the proposed ban in Arkansas and say it would hurt growers there by removing a tool to fight stubborn weeds. Last month, an Arkansas...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 3- Monsanto Co has won support from eleven U.S. states in its attempt to stop California from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate, ratcheting up a legal fight over the company's popular weed killer. Midwest businesses would need to include warnings on glyphosate products if California requires them or stop selling such...

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Dec 28- In March 2013, retired chemical company employee Anne Xing, her older sister and their husbands visited a China Everbright Bank branch on the outskirts of Shanghai. The two couples sank about 5 million yuan into the investment product, which offered 9.5 percent annual interest over two years- substantially higher than the 3.75...

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 27- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc and Agrium Inc have received final regulatory clearance to merge, forming a new company to be known as Nutrien, the two firms said on Wednesday. The two Canadian fertilizer and chemical companies agreed to divest two of Agrium's U.S. production facilities to ensure merger approval from the U.S....

  • *Dubai rebounds slightly from six-month low. *Oil-related shares strong in Abu Dhabi, Qatar. DUBAI, Dec 27- An overnight surge in the Brent oil price above $67 a barrel for the first time since May 2015 helped most Gulf stock markets rise on Wednesday, while Dubai rebounded modestly from a six-month low.