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PotashCorp notches higher profit as sales climb

Reuters — Saskatchewan-based PotashCorp reported a bigger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit on Thursday and raised its full-year outlook, citing lower costs and increased sales volumes. Shares of the Saskatoon-based fertilizer producer rose 1.6 per cent in early New York trading, touching a three-week high. Revenue was lower in the first quarter due to weaker prices […] Read more

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DuPont profit beats on strong seed demand

Reuters – Chemicals and seeds producer DuPont , which is merging with Dow Chemical Co, reported a better-than-expected profit for the seventh straight quarter, helped by a rise in seed sales, sending its share up 3.5 percent. DuPont, which is merging with Dow Chemical Co, continues to expect to close its merger in August, Chief […] Read more


Dow’s ledger benefits as economic growth boosts demand

Reuters — Dow Chemical, which is merging with DuPont, reported strong fourth-quarter results and gave an upbeat forecast for the current quarter as its focus on consumer markets benefits from improving economic growth worldwide. The seeds and chemical maker said improving growth in the United States, Latin American and Europe, besides steady Asia growth, would […] Read more

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PotashCorp hurt by fall in income from overseas investments

Reuters — Saskatchewan-based PotashCorp has narrowed its full-year earnings forecast range and reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as income fell from its overseas investments. The price of potash has plunged year over year, triggered by the breakup last year of trading partnership Belarusian Potash Co. that created more competition among producers. PotashCorp, the world’s biggest […] Read more