Marex plans growth in commodities, into void left by banks

Marex's new boss says the brokerage is to make "exciting new investments", as it unveils a jump in operating profits to a record high

Monsanto rejects $62bn Bayer offer - but says open to talks
Shares in Monsanto rise, despite the US seed giant rejecting as "financially inadequate" a \$1122-a-share bid from German rival Bayer
Smucker slashes coffee prices, seeing no 'significant' market recovery
Prices for commodity coffee will stay low, the seller of Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffee said, as it cut retail pricing
CF Industries pulls OCI takeover bid, after change in US tax rules
A US government clamp-down on tax inversion is removing some of the incentives for ag-sector mergers
Bayer unveils $62bn offer for 'perfect match' Monsanto
Shares in Bayer hit a fresh two-year low after it reveals details of its offer for Monsanto, whose shareholders would receive a 37% premium
Deere & Co cuts profit outlook again
The Illinois-based agricultural equipment manufacturer could not escape weak commodity market conditions, cutting reported earnings and profit outlook
Bayer approaches Monsanto to create seeds and chemical giant
Bayer AG, the German-based chemicals and pharmaceutical company, confirmed this morning that it has held preliminary discussions to acquire Monsanto
'Positive' outlook for Russia oilseed prices - but grain values 'low'
Strong harvest hopes are hurting forward grain prices - although a scramble by traders is giving short-term values a lift, Black Earth Farming says
Grain trader Andersons rebuffs hostile $1bn bid
The US-based agribusiness terms "not credible" an approach from HC2, an investment vehicle run by former hedge fund manager Philip Falcone
SABMiller brews weaker profit
SABMiller, the £68 billion brewing and beverage company, released its full year results for the twelve months to 31 March 2016 this morning.
UK's Premier Foods flags steady results
UK-based food processing group, Premier Foods, announced solid earnings results today after an eventful year.
Currency oscillations swell Marfrig revenues
The Brazilian livestock processing and exporting giant Marfrig reports on tough trading conditions.
Wilmar's quarterly profit rises despite market volatility
Asia's largest integrated agribusiness, Wilmar International, reported first quarter earnings earlier on Tuesday this week.
GrainCorp's pursuit of rival CBH ticks a lot of boxes

The way the approach to CBH is structured gives it a fighting chance. And for GrainCorp, a deal would offer both offensive and defensive benefits

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