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      April 28, 2016

      Bunge eyes 'dislocations' in world grain markets

      Deteriorating weather in South America has reintroduced the prospect of “dislocations” in global grain markets, the...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Responsible Business Awards: Humanitarian crisis spurs innovation

      When Ebola broke out in west Africa, ArcelorMittal, with mines in Liberia, moved swiftly to protect its operations....

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    1. April 12, 2016

      China corn exports loom as reserves bulge

      China could turn to overseas markets as it struggles to reduce its ballooning state corn reserves, according to a...

    2. April 10, 2016

      Commodity groups confront new reality

      When the world’s most powerful commodity traders and executives gather on the shores of Lake Geneva this week, they...

    3. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Cargill says agriculture market remains tough

      Cargill, the world’s biggest food commodities trader, said bad weather may be the only way to jolt agriculture out of a...

    4. March 30, 2016

      Banks press palm oil growers over environmental standards

      International banks are pressing producers of palm oil — a key ingredient in dozens of supermarket goods ranging from...

    5. March 29, 2016

      Cargill loses head of $2bn cotton unit

      Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, has parted ways with the head of its $2bn cotton division...

    6. March 27, 2016

      Oil traders enjoy commodity price rout

      Trading houses that specialise in oil have emerged as big winners from the commodity price crash, reporting some of...

    7. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Bumper crops, low volatility, hit agri trader Louis Dreyfus

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

    8. March 3, 2016

      Glencore’s agribusiness disposal is not just about debt

      Why is miner and commodity trader Glencore trying to sell a large stake in its agricultural business? The obvious...

    9. January 25, 2016

      Cattlemen lock horns with futures exchange over market volatility

      Cowboys and Flash Boys are headed for a showdown as savage price swings whip Chicago’s cattle futures market. A US beef...

    10. January 7, 2016

      Fall in Cargill profit strips out sale gains

      Cargill suffered a decline in operating profit across all of its main reporting divisions as results flagged in...

    11. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Sales and operating profit drop at Cargill

      Cargill suffered a decline in operating profit across all four of its main reporting divisions as results flagged in...

    12. January 5, 2016

      Former Cofco boss named chairman of Sinochem

      The man who turned China’s state-owned grain trader Cofco into an integrated agribusiness and led its overseas...

    13. January 4, 2016

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities chair expects twins in April

      The billionaire who chairs and controls Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s biggest traders of grains and...

    14. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Billionaire chair of Dreyfus plans 'short' break for twins

      The Russian-born billionaire who chairs and controls Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s biggest traders of...

    15. December 23, 2015

      Noble Group shares rise on Agri stake sale to China’s Cofco

      Shares in Noble Group rose 4.5 per cent after the commodity trading company sold the remaining stake in an agricultural...

    16. December 23, 2015

      Noble raises $750m from sale of agribusiness stake

      Noble Group, the commodity trader fighting allegations of aggressive accounting, has raised $750m from the sale of its...

    17. December 16, 2015

      Agricultural commodities traders catch the natural foods bug

      At Zeeland Farm Services, a grain processor on Michigan’s western flank, farm trucks arrive with an increasingly...

    18. November 29, 2015

      Deutsche Bank created complex tax avoidance strategies

      Deutsche Bank has been devising complex international tax avoidance strategies for some of its largest corporate...

    19. November 19, 2015

      Cargill boss MacLennan moves to stamp his mark

      It’s almost two years since David MacLennan took over as the ninth chief executive of Cargill, one of the world’s...

    20. November 18, 2015

      Cargill shakes up management structure

      Cargill, the world’s biggest agricultural merchant, has announced a shake-up of its senior management structure,...

    21. October 9, 2015

      Cargill asks Indonesia to help end deforestation

      Cargill’s chief executive has called on the Indonesian government to support efforts to end deforestation linked to the...

    22. October 4, 2015

      The week: October 5

      • Net capital outflows from emerging markets could hit $540bn this year, according to the Institute of International...

    23. September 29, 2015

      Cargill to wind down $7bn hedge fund arm

      Cargill plans to part ways with most of its hedge fund business as it grapples with tough conditions in markets and...

    24. September 18, 2015

      Dreyfus picks internal candidate for CEO

      Louis Dreyfus Commodities, one of the world’s biggest traders of coffee, sugar and wheat, has appointed Gonzalo Ramírez...

    25. September 15, 2015

      Comeback kid: ‘GJ’ Van den Akker returns to Cargill

      Gert-Jan van den Akker, who left Cargill for rival agricultural trader Louis Dreyfus Commodities, is returning to the...

    26. August 17, 2015

      Cargill makes bet on global appetite for farmed salmon

      Cargill has made the second largest acquisition in its 150-year history in a wager on strengthening global appetite for...

    27. August 6, 2015

      Farmer hoarding and impairment charges push Cargill to loss

      Cargill, the leading international agricultural trader, fell into the red for the three months to May as it struggled...

    28. June 17, 2015

      Global cotton futures contract clears hurdle

      Intercontinental Exchange moved a step closer to listing a new cotton futures contract linked to delivery points around...

    29. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of...

    30. April 26, 2015

      Commodity trading chiefs upbeat at FT conference

      After a period of weakness in commodity markets, some of the world’s biggest traders gathered on the shores of Lake...

    31. April 23, 2015

      Olam hit at almond ‘villain’ claim over water use

      Disagreement has broken out between leading agribusiness chiefs over the cultivation of almonds in drought-stricken...

    32. April 22, 2015

      Olam chief calls for carbon pricing in order to control emissions

      The chief executive of Olam, one of the world’s biggest traders of agricultural commodities, has called for carbon...

    33. April 21, 2015

      Mercuria resumes search for big investor

      Mercuria is to resume its search for a major investor to help in the next stage of its expansion, the CEO of the Swiss...

    34. April 21, 2015

      California faces ‘almonds v people’ dilemma

      California needs to reconsider whether it is the best place for almonds to be grown in the face of the state’s water...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Of NY’s pension pot: “When you’re that big, it’s fair to ask why you’re paying external...

    36. April 19, 2015

      Cargill guards private life in 150th year

      When the largest shareholder in Cargill wanted out, management drew up a spreadsheet with 13 possible options. One...

    37. April 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia buys stake in Canadian grain handling company

      A state-owned Saudi Arabian investment company and Bunge, the agricultural trading house, have taken control of...

    38. April 9, 2015

      Rising demand for protein fattens Cargill’s profit

      A resurgent meat business has propelled a one-third rise in net profit at Cargill, the world’s biggest agricultural...

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