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  • DuPont research scientists at work in a biobutanol molecular biology lab

    Chemicals and seeds company DuPont, which is merging with Dow Chemical, reported a 15.5 percent fall in quarterly profit on higher costs.

  • DuPont also said higher soybean sales in North America and increased demand for sunflower and corn seeds in Europe helped its agriculture business in the first half of the year. DuPont and Dow are hiving off assets worth billions, including a portion of DuPont's crop protection business, to comply with anti-trust regulators after announcing their $130...

  • LONDON, July 25- Strength among commodity firms and banking stocks as well as a string of solid updates boosted European shares in early deals on Tuesday. Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent, and the commodity-heavy FTSE 100 was up 0.5 percent. Updates also weighed on paper maker UPM, chemicals firm Croda International, chocolate-maker Lindt& Spruengli and Domino's...

  • Cramer's game plan: Take this earnings onslaught day by day

    Jim Cramer goes over the stocks and events on his radar this week as the market holds its breath amid a tidal wave of earnings reports.

  • Final wave wipeout

    Jim Cramer goes over the stocks and events on his radar this week as the market holds its breath amid a tidal wave of earnings reports.

  • EXCLUSIVE-UPL LTD EXPLORES BID FOR PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP'S AGROCHEMICALS DIVISION-SOURCES.

  • *Louis Dreyfus planning series of divestments. PARIS, July 24- Louis Dreyfus Company has agreed to sell its African fertilizer business to Helios Investment Partners, sealing the first of a series of divestments planned by Louis Dreyfus as it responds to a tough cycle for agricultural commodity traders. Helios, a private equity firm, is to acquire 100 percent of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons, leaving his successor to deliver the higher sales and margins promised when the Dutch paintmaker fended off a U.S. takeover attempt this year. Chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, 52, who joined in 2016, replaces Buechner, who repelled a 26.3 billion...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons, leaving his successor to deliver the higher sales and margins promised when the Dutch paintmaker fended off a U.S. takeover attempt this year. Chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, 52, who joined in 2016, replaces Buechner, who repelled a 26.3 billion...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- The chief executive of Dutch paintmaker Akzo Nobel, Ton Buechner, has stepped down for health reasons two months after fending off a takeover bid, and will be replaced by chemicals division chief Thierry Vanlancker, the firm said. Buechner, 52, had repelled a 26.3 billion euro takeover attempt by U.S. rival PPG Industries, alienating a chunk of...

  • SAO PAULO, July 18- Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA began discussions with construction company Odebrecht SA to revise the shareholder accord in petrochemical company Braskem SA, the oil company said on Tuesday. In securities filings, Petrobras, as the oil company is known, and Braskem said the revision aims to improve the relationship between partners.

  • WINCHESTER, England, July 18- The Bank of England unveiled its first plastic 10 pound note on Tuesday, which features 19th century novelist Jane Austen and will be available to the public from Sept. 14. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral in 1817, and completed many of her best-known works such as "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma" in the village of Chawton, 15 miles...

  • BRUSSELS, July 17- The European Union will only extend its approval for the herbicide glyphosate if there is sufficient support from the bloc's 28 member states, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Monday. The European Commission decided to propose extending approval for glyphosate by 10 years after the European...

  • BRUSSELS, July 17- The European Union will only extend its approval for the herbicide glyphosate if there is sufficient support from the bloc's 28 member states, European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Monday. The European Commission decided to propose extending approval for glyphosate by 10 years after the European...

  • SINGAPORE, July 14- Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp this week bought about 60,000 tonnes of naphtha using a pricing formula uncommon in the region, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Formosa, Asia's top naphtha importer, paid a discount of about $5 a tonne to a formula based 50-50 on prices from S&P Global Platts and Oil Price Information...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...