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Chemicals Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

  • Aug 24- Fertilizer companies, coping with a stubborn price slump, are banking on tighter emissions standards for diesel trucks in the United States and Europe to buoy their balance sheets. The niche market offers premiums of $50 to $100 per short ton over the crop nutrients they sell at prices that are depressed due to excessive supplies. DEF demand has risen...

  • Aug 24- Fertilizer companies, coping with a stubborn price slump, are banking on tighter emissions standards for diesel trucks in the United States and Europe to buoy their balance sheets. The niche market offers premiums of $50 to $100 per short ton over the crop nutrients they sell at prices that are depressed due to excessive supplies. DEF demand has risen...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 24- Russian fertilizer producer Phosagro said on Thursday its second-quarter net profit fell 89 percent year-on-year to 1.5 billion roubles due to a stronger rouble and lower prices. "During the quarter we saw additional pressure on phosphate prices from higher exports of phosphates from China and the MENA region, which coincided with a delay to...

  • BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, Aug 22- The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer's planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pesticide and seeds markets. The deal would create the world's largest integrated pesticides and seeds company, the Commission said, adding this...

  • VIENNA, Aug 14- Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the...

  • Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen speaks about second-quarter earnings, saying that "growth rates are likely to pick up."

  • Agrium sold 714,000 tons of wholesale potash in the second quarter ended June 30 at an average price of $210 per ton, compared with 697,000 tons at $194 per ton a year earlier. Potash demand has been robust so far this year, helped by low prices and brisk offshore sales by Canpotex Ltd, the export company owned by Agrium, Potash and Mosaic Co. Canpotex signed supply...

  • Aug 9- Canadian fertilizer maker Agrium Inc reported a 1.2 percent fall in quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by weak demand for phosphate and nitrogen. Net earnings attributable to shareholders fell to $558 million, or $4.03 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $565 million, or $4.08 per share, a year earlier. Agrium, which is merging with Potash Corp...

  • Potassium sulfate is used on high-value crops, such as fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, which are in high demand, says Mark Savich, CEO of Agrimin.

  • Aug 2- An advanced weed-killing chemical has twice come back to haunt Arkansas farmer John Weiss. The herbicide, known as dicamba, has long been employed in the United States to kill weeds before fields were planted, but its use spiked after regulators last year approved a new formulation that allowed farmers to apply it to growing plants. Last month, in response to...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 1- A Brazilian regulator has approved the acquisition of miner Vale's fertilizer unit by U.S.-based Mosaic without restrictions, according to a notice in the official government newspaper published Tuesday. For Vale, the deal guarantees an important capital injection and a significant minority position in the global fertilizer business, "the...

  • Solvay CFO Karim Hajjar speaks about his company's latest earnings and potential challenges it could face in the second half of 2017.

  • TORONTO, July 27- Canada's main stock index gained on Thursday as major gold miner Barrick Gold Corp and a string of other companies reported better-than-expected earnings and oil producer Cenovus Energy Inc turned a profit. Barrick, the world's largest gold miner by production, rose 4.5 percent to C $21.08, as investors cheered the news it had produced more...

  • Dow Chemical CEO: This quarter was a 'grand slam' and I 'ain't done by a longshot

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares highlight from his interview with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.

  • July 27- Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan reported bigger-than-expected revenue on Thursday as it sold more potash at higher prices compared with a year earlier, marking a slow recovery in the oversupplied market. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based fertilizer producer's revenue rose 6.4 percent to $1.11 billion, beating the average estimate of $1.09...

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • Six other senators- Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts- are co-sponsoring it. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a Republican from...

  • 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...