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    1. December 23, 2014

      China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit

      In a speech a year ago, Xi Jinping backed China’s development of genetically modified crops as a means of strengthening food...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Investors eye gains from US-Cuba detente

      Cargill, the private US commodities trader, was among the first to welcome the announced easing of US trade restrictions on...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

      Olam’s purchase of Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa processing business announced this week catapults the company into the...

    2. December 17, 2014

      China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

      China has approved imports of biotech corn developed by Syngenta, a senior US official said on Wednesday, after blocking the...

    3. December 17, 2014

      Asia’s agribusinesses enter new fields

      For more than a century, the trading of crops that go into food products consumed around the globe has been controlled by...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Investors wait for Cargill to raise Nutreco stakes

      Any doubts about Cargill’s intentions for Nutreco, the Dutch animal and fish feed group, were erased last week, as the US...

    5. December 11, 2014

      Cargill returns to Nutreco battle with standalone offer plan

      The battle for Nutreco intensified on Thursday after US agricultural trader Cargill announced that it would make a...

    6. December 5, 2014

      Nutreco backs SHV’s €3bn takeover approach

      Nutreco has called on its shareholders to back a €3bn takeover approach from SHV Holdings, the Dutch trading group. The...

    7. November 30, 2014

      Nutreco adds to advisers ahead of potential Cargill counter-offer

      Nutreco, the Dutch fish and animal feed group that has agreed to a €3bn takeover by SHV Holdings, has bolstered its advisory...

    8. November 28, 2014

      Louis Dreyfus appoints Mayo Schmidt as chief executive

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has appointed Mayo Schmidt as its chief...

    9. November 18, 2014

      Shareholders urge Nutreco to open books to Cargill and Permira

      Shareholders in Nutreco have called on the Dutch fish and animal feed group to open its books to Cargill and Permira, the...

    10. November 13, 2014

      Cargill set to lock horns in fight over Nutreco

      Let battle commence. The announcement of an agreed offer for Dutch animal and fish feed group Nutreco has pitted one...

    11. November 10, 2014

      SHV Holdings raises bid for Dutch animal feed group Nutreco

      Investor hopes of a bidding war sent shares in Nutreco up 15 per cent on Monday after Dutch trading group SHV Holdings...

    12. October 30, 2014

      Cargill expands into base metals

      Cargill, one of the largest private suppliers of food and grains across the world, is moving into base metal derivatives....

    13. October 28, 2014

      Cofco unveils IPO plans to compete with US agribusinesses

      Cofco, the Chinese state-owned grain trader, on Tuesday sought to ensure that it can compete with leading US agribusinesses...

    14. October 7, 2014

      Cargill sees net profits fall 25% in Q1 amid scarcity of soyabeans

      Cargill, the agricultural trading house, reported a 26 per cent fall in net profit in its first quarter as a scarcity of...

    15. September 30, 2014

      Coffee boosts Louis Dreyfus profits

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses, has reported a 10 per cent increase in...

    16. September 23, 2014

      Tate & Lyle: hard to swallow

      There is increasing evidence that artificial sweeteners make you fat. The effect does not extend to your wallet. On Tuesday...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. June 23, 2014

      Cocoa deficit puts the squeeze on chocolate bars

      Chocoholics have suspected it for years but now it is official. Welcome to the era of the shrinking chocolate bar. At the...

    21. June 20, 2014

      US commodities regulator wrestles hedgers and speculators

      A meeting on commodities regulation held in Washington this week at times felt like an argument among lexicographers. The...

    22. June 16, 2014

      CFTC moves to curb speculators face revision

      A long-running effort to constrain speculation in commodities markets could face another round of revision. Almost five...

    23. May 18, 2014

      Health craze whips up prices for egg whites

      A run on egg whites in the US food industry has made prices sizzle for the sticky ingredient, stirring up turbulence for...

    24. May 11, 2014

      Cargill keeps close eye on assets in Russia and Ukraine

      Cargill has invested more than $1bn in Russia since entering the country in 1991, giving it a stake in the outcome of the...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. April 8, 2014

      New Cargill chief set back by wild swings in US power markets

      The new chief executive at Cargill has had a difficult first quarter on the job as losses in electricity trading and...

    31. April 2, 2014

      Noble / Cofco: foraging for food

      First Nidera, now Noble. China seems to have started an agribusiness push right in the middle of the alphabet. That would...

    32. 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...

    33. March 27, 2014

      Cargill and Brazil’s Copersucar join forces in sugar venture

      Cargill, a leading US agricultural trading house, and Brazil’s Copersucar have agreed to join forces to create one of the...

    34. 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,...

    35. March 17, 2014

      Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

      Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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