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Agrium and PotashCorp to form giant fertilizer group

The \$38bn tie up will give PotashCorp access to Agrium's retail network, while creating the world's biggest fertilizer company

Agrium-PotashCorp in talks, putting big potash tie-ups back on map
The Canadian potash giants say they are in talks over a "merger of equals", fulfilling long-held ideas that the sector is ripe for consolidation
SQM backs hopes for potash price revival - as values indeed rise
The group sees the sealing of potash industry export deals to China and India boosting prices - which are already rising strongly in the US
Syngenta shares surge, as US regulator approves ChemChina deal
The take-over has been cleared for national security issues in the US, opening the door to the biggest Chinese foreign acquisition in history
Phosphate producers will be forced to cut output, Phosagro says
Industrywide pressure on margins will force production curtailments, Phosagro's chief executive says
Heringer flags squeeze in Brazil's rebounding fertilizer market
Elevated coffee, corn and sugar prices are seen supporting Brazil's fertilizer demand, at a time of flat imports and falling domestic output
Heavy phosphate supply will choke off price recovery for years
Credit Suisse cuts its price forecast for phosphate, with no significant recovery for next two years at least
Growing nitrogen glut will force plant closures, fertilizer company warns
As prices remain under pressure next year, high cost producers will see production curtailments and plant closures, CF Industries says
Mosaic unveils first loss in years - but upbeat on potash prices
The fertilizer giant echoes rival PotashCorp in unveiling better times ahead, even while announcing worse-than-expected results
PotashCorp calls time on potash market slump - but cuts profit hopes
"We see the potential for record potash demand in 2017," the group says - even as it downgrades its 2016 earnings forecast again
DuPont profits rise ahead of Dow Chemicals tie up
The company claims rising earnings were down to a prescient cost cutting programme
Syngenta shares rise, on ChemChina-takeover optimism
The Swiss pesticide giant expects its sale to ChemChina to be complete by the end of the year, helping markets shrug off some weak results
Yara offers hope for end to nitrogen downturn - sending shares up 9%
Yara flags a pick-up in European demand, including pre-buying for next season, encouraged by low prices which are squeezing out Chinese imports
Yara, PotashCorp throw brickbats at each other's fertilizer sectors

Lower food prices are more of a threat to demand for potash than nitrogen, Yara says. But PotashCorp flags up a contrasting dynamic

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