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  1. September 15, 2014

    A company’s headquarters should be aligned with its heart

    Every time I hear about a company relocating its headquarters I think of the Marvin Gaye song “Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Cargill sues Syngenta over seed dispute

    Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and food, is seeking damages from Syngenta in a state court...

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  1. September 10, 2014

    Japan’s Ajinomoto to buy Windsor Quality for $800m

    Ajinomoto, Japan’s biggest seasoning maker, is to buy US frozen foods maker Windsor Quality Holdings for $800m in its...

  2. September 2, 2014

    Cargill buys six chocolate plants from ADM

    Cargill, the agricultural commodities trader, has strengthened its presence in the cocoa and chocolate sector by buying the...

  3. August 7, 2014

    Cargill fourth-quarter profits fall 12% to cap challenging year

    Cargill has reported a 12 per cent decline in fourth-quarter profits after the commodities trader was forced to book a loss...

  4. August 5, 2014

    Archer Daniels shines in weaker market

    The sun shone on Archer Daniels Midland after the agriculture company reported better than expected earnings in the second...

  5. August 5, 2014

    US grain export recovery boosts ADM

    Strong ethanol demand and US grain exports pushed up second-quarter profits at Archer Daniels Midland despite hoarding by...

  6. July 11, 2014

    Letter from Lex: organisation and artistry

    Defining the right shape and structure for a company is more of an art than a science. If so, this week has seen plenty of...

  7. July 7, 2014

    ADM / Wild Flavors: a natural fit

    If you are what you eat, then drinking well seems obvious. Archer Daniels Midland, the US agricultural company, on Monday...

  8. July 7, 2014

    Peabody leads miners lower

    The energy and mining sectors were among the worst performing on a listless Monday as broker Deutsche Bank cut its rating on...

  9. July 7, 2014

    Archer Daniels Midland buys Wild Flavors for €2.3bn

    It is said you cannot buy good taste. Archer Daniels Midland is spending billions to prove the adage wrong. The company, one...

  10. June 19, 2014

    ADM goes head to head with Ajinomoto for Wild Flavors

    Archer Daniels Midland, a US-based corn processor, and Ajinomoto, a Japanese producer of seasonings and curry sauces, have...

  11. June 8, 2014

    Maize price decline and export rise fire optimism of ethanol refiners

    For a sector on the defensive, US ethanol producers are remarkably sanguine. Motor fuel consumption is stagnating inside the...

  12. May 11, 2014

    Cargill could do better, declares chief

    Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and foods, is looking to raise its game after several years...

  13. May 11, 2014

    Cargill seeks fresh recipe for success

    A muddy industrial complex on the Saskatchewan prairie is a crossroads of Canadian agriculture. Bags of seed are stacked in...

  14. April 29, 2014

    Weather dents ADM’s core grain division

    Archer Daniels Midland reported lower than expected first-quarter earnings after weaker margins and adverse winter weather...

  15. April 25, 2014

    Dreyfus begins search for new chief

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has launched the search for a new chief...

  16. April 15, 2014

    Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

    Disagreement over price led Archer Daniels Midland to abandon talks to sell its global cocoa business and narrow its focus...

  17. April 4, 2014

    Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

    A dozen things we learnt at the FT’s Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne this week. 1) Glencore Xstrata chief executive,...

  18. April 1, 2014

    Commodities trading houses see more assertive China

    Leaders of two of the largest agricultural trading houses have outlined a more assertive role for China in global food...

  19. April 1, 2014

    Archer Daniels Midland hopes to increase GrainCorp stake

    Archer Daniels Midland may increase its stake in GrainCorp after the Australian government blocked its bid for the grain...

  20. April 1, 2014

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities gets ‘IPO-ready’

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities is taking steps to ensure that it is ready for either a stock market listing or a partial sale to...

  21. March 31, 2014

    Cofco set to buy stake in Noble’s agricultural commodities unit

    China is poised to announce its biggest venture to date into the global agribusiness market, with state-owned Cofco buying a...

  22. March 26, 2014

    Louis Dreyfus profits drop after grain surplus

    Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest food trading houses, has reported a sharp drop in annual profits,...

  23. March 10, 2014

    Trade fears sprout in the GMO divide

    In a video advert for Syngenta’s new genetically modified seeds, the camera pans across a row of immature corn stalks, then...

  24. March 5, 2014

    Minor global agribusiness deals expected

    A wave of big takeovers in global agribusiness stalled late last year, when the Australian government said no to Archer...

  25. March 5, 2014

    China’s Cofco takes on global trading houses

    Taste for commodities Two years ago China’s state-owned grains trader announced a $10bn war chest for foreign mergers and...

  26. February 26, 2014

    Grain traders’ profits hit as US farmers hoard corn

    Hoarding by US corn farmers has pinched profits at some of the world’s biggest grain merchants, even as the nation wallows...

  27. February 25, 2014

    Key Wilmar partner stakeholder provides western link

    Wilmar’s business empire may have its roots in Asia but its largest single shareholder after the Kuok family is firmly...

  28. February 25, 2014

    Expansion back on track as Wilmar shifts focus

    For an Asian agribusiness that spent its first two decades impressing western rivals Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland with...

  29. February 16, 2014

    Bumper profits threaten US ethanol support

    The US ethanol industry is enjoying bumper profits again, placing it in an awkward position as it battles plans by the Obama...

  30. February 9, 2014

    Commodities traders take aim at rule to limit speculation

    Some of the world’s biggest commodities traders will take a strong line against a new plan to limit market speculation,...

  31. February 4, 2014

    ADM hit by problems at international grain trading unit

    Archer Daniels Midland has undertaken an aggressive effort to steady its international grain trading subsidiary after it...

  32. December 20, 2013

    ADM to pay $54m to settle bribery charges

    Archer Daniels Midland has agreed to pay $54.3m to resolve civil and criminal charges that a subsidiary bribed government...

  33. December 11, 2013

    Australia coal: beggars can’t be choosers

    ADM, your turn might yet come. Less than a fortnight after the Australian government blocked the takeover of GrainCorp by US...

  34. November 29, 2013

    Week in Review, November 30

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Peugeot chief bows to union pressure on...

  35. November 29, 2013

    US retail stocks in focus on Black Friday

    US retail stocks were in focus as investors attempted to get an early read on the strength of the holiday shopping season,...

  36. November 29, 2013

    Wall Street suffers last-minute sell-off

    Friday 18:15 GMT. US stocks suffered a last minute sell-off at the end of a shortened trading week that dragged the S&P 500...

  37. November 29, 2013

    GrainCorp: no grain of comfort

    If you have been relying on foreign capital since 1788, as Australia’s treasurers like to joke, turning down takeovers must...

  38. November 28, 2013

    Australia blocks ADM takeover of GrainCorp

    The Australian government has blocked Archer Daniels Midland’s A$3.4bn (US$3.1bn) takeover of GrainCorp, saying the...

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