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ADM seals $440m sale of chocolate arm to Cargill

The agribusiness giant flags the potential for "higher return investments" as it unveils a long-awaited sale to rival Cargill

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Ros Agro mulls fish move even as pork profits soar
The Russian sugar-to-grains group says it is considering a "large investment" in aquaculture, alongside expansion at its thriving pork production arm
Olam's Ukraine grain volumes 'dried out' by crisis
Olam International says Ukraine grain volumes have "not happened" thanks to the country's unrest, highlighting fears in Africa over ebola too
Biogas, food investments lift KTG Agrar profits
Shares in the farming-to-vegetable oils group rise after it unveils a sharp rise in profits and says its foods division has reached a "critical size"
ADM, Cargill may get harmed by sugar war crossfire
Credit Suisse warns of "pain" to US producers of corn-based sweeteners if Mexico retaliates against a proposed levy on its sugar exports
Palm price dip mars Asian Plantations sale to FGV
Felda Global Ventures agrees to buy Asian Plantations, paying only a small premium, against a backdrop of weak palm oil prices, which hit a 5-year low
Uralkali upbeat on potash market after record half
The Russian potash giant, unveiling a smaller drop in earnings that expected, says industry potash volumes hit a record high in the first half of 2014
Dairy markets still face 'lacklustre' China demand
New Zealand's Westland, cutting its milk price forecast, and Dutch-based Friesland, unveiling a profits fall, flag clouds over world dairy demand
Sports tycoon flags appeal of Russia, Ukraine land
Nikolay Fartushnyak's fund says former Soviet Union farmland is a "better choice" than that in Western Europe or the US as it bids for Agrokultura
Struggling SQM heralds revival at potash division
The Chilean potash and chemicals group says prices of the nutrient "may begin to recover". But some analysts are sceptical
Thriving Manitou to beef up in North America
The maker of construction and farm equipment names North America as a "growth region" as it attempts to offset a "pronounced slowdown" in agriculture
Anglo-Eastern joins throng seeing end to palm rout
The plantations group, citing output weakness ahead, joins the ranks forecasting stable palm oil prices. But one bearish voice holds out...
Agrokultura ushers in new era with record yields
The operator, of which a sports retail tycoon has bought a 47% stake, heralds potentially profitable yields in Ukraine
Feature
Monsanto's financial revamp looks better than Syngenta deal

The champion of genetically modified seed has shown skills in financial engineering too. Its planned takeover of Syngenta may not have fared so well

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