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CLIMATE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES GLOBAL DATA CONNECTIVITY AGREEMENT WITH AGCO
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 10:30am EDT 

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Climate Corporation::THE CLIMATE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES GLOBAL DATA CONNECTIVITY AGREEMENT WITH AGCO, OFFERING MORE FARMERS THE ABILITY TO CONNECT THEIR FARM EQUIPMENT TO THE CLIMATE FIELDVIEW™ PLATFORM.‍CLIMATE CORPORATION SAYS ANNOUNCED A DATA CONNECTIVITY AGREEMENT WITH AGCO​.  Full Article

ORIGIN AGRITECH APPOINTS ZHOU XIN AS CFO
Friday, 6 Oct 2017 08:05am EDT 

Oct 6 (Reuters) - Origin Agritech Ltd ::ORIGIN AGRITECH ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.ORIGIN AGRITECH LTD - ‍SHASHANK AURORA WHO SERVED COMPANY AS CFO SINCE MAY OF 2016, HAS RESIGNED​.ORIGIN AGRITECH LTD - ‍ ZHOU XIN HAS BEEN PROMOTED AND NAMED ORIGIN'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) ON OCTOBER 2, 2017​.ORIGIN AGRITECH LTD - ‍ZHOU HAS MOST RECENTLY SPENT SEVEN YEARS WITH MONSANTO CHINA​.  Full Article

Brazil regulator concern over Bayer merger a "normal step" in review process -Monsanto CEO
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 08:28am EDT 

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co :Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant says concerns by Brazil competition regulator Cade over Bayer merger a "normal step" in review process.  Full Article

Monsanto reports Q4 sales $2.7 bln
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 08:09am EDT 

Oct 4 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co :Q4 sales $2.7 billion.Q4 earnings per share $0.20 from continuing operations.‍For Q4, company reported $0.05 eps on an as-reported basis​.Given pending combination with Bayer, company will not provide financial guidance for fiscal year 2018.Qtrly total seeds and genomics sales $‍1,747​ million versus. $1,565 million.Qtrly net sales ‍$ 2,686​ million versus $2,562 million last year.‍In fiscal year 2018, anticipates completing restructuring and cost savings initiative that began in fiscal year 2015​.Q4 revenue view $2.53 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.For fiscal year 2018, anticipates lower planted corn acres in Brazil and challenging commodity pricing for corn around globe.Sees ‍S,G&A and research and development expenses in fiscal year 2018 will be relatively flat year-over-year compared to 2017​.On completion of cost saving initiative, expects to realize nearly $500 million in annual savings as compared to fiscal year 2015 baseline​.‍Ongoing EPS results for quarter were better than initially projected, mostly due to tax benefits​.‍Ongoing EPS results for quarter were also better than projected as co granted right to some key corn licenses in Brazil​.‍Granting right to some key corn licenses in Brazil resulted in a pre-tax benefit of more than $200 million in Q4 of 2017​.In agricultural productivity, pricing for Glyphosate is expected to improve, at least through q1 of fiscal year.  Full Article

Bayer says will continue to work with European Commission
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 09:03am EDT 

Aug 22 (Reuters) - Bayer Ag :‍confirmed that european commission has initiated a phase ii investigation of proposed combination of bayer and monsanto.says will continue to work constructively with the European Commission​.  Full Article

Monsanto, ToolGen announce global licensing agreement on CRISPR platform
Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 08:30am EDT 

Aug 16 (Reuters) - ToolGen Inc <199800.KN>::Monsanto and Toolgen announce global licensing agreement on CRISPR platform, underscore the benefits of innovation for farmers.ToolGen Inc - ‍additional terms of agreement were not disclosed.​.ToolGen Inc - ‍reached a global licensing agreement for use of ToolGen's CRISPR technology platform to develop agricultural products​.  Full Article

Paulson & Co dissolves share stake in eBay, ups share stake in Monsanto
Monday, 14 Aug 2017 05:43pm EDT 

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Paulson & Co::Paulson & Co dissolves share stake in Ebay inc - sec filing.Paulson & Co ups share stake in Monsanto Co from 35,500 shares to 159,200 shares.Paulson & Co - change in holdings are as of June 30, 2017 and compared with the previous quarter ended as of March 31, 2017.  Full Article

Temasek Holdings takes stakes in Goldman, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo‍​
Monday, 14 Aug 2017 09:01am EDT 

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Temasek Holdings Private Ltd ::Temasek Holdings Private Ltd takes share stake of 20,337 shares in Goldman Sachs Group Inc ‍​.Temasek Holdings Private Ltd takes share stake of 215,534 shares in Monsanto Co ‍​.Temasek Holdings Private Ltd takes share stake of 108,260 shares in Morgan Stanley ‍​.Temasek Holdings Private Ltd takes share stake of 260,364 shares in Wells Fargo & Co ‍​.Change in holdings are as of June 30, 2017 and compared with the previous quarter ended as of March 31, 2017‍​.  Full Article

Monsanto board approves dividend of 54 cents per share
Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 12:29pm EDT 

Aug 10 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co ::Monsanto board approves dividend of 54 cents per share.Sets quarterly dividend of $0.54per share.  Full Article

Monsanto and Valent U.S.A. announce partnership in roundup Ready Plus Crop Management Solutions
Monday, 7 Aug 2017 12:41pm EDT 

Aug 7 (Reuters) - Valent U.S.A. Llc :Monsanto and Valent U.S.A. LLC announce expanded partnership in Roundup Ready Plus® Crop Management Solutions.Monsanto, unit of Sumitomo Chemical Company expanded partnership in 2018 Roundup Ready Plus Crop Management Solutions platform.Valent will offer valor and fierce brands as exclusive preemergence ppo residual herbicides in program.Rowel herbicide and Rowel FX Herbicide will be phased out to streamline product offerings in program​.  Full Article

MOVES-Credit Suisse appoints Americas industrials co-heads

Oct 19 Credit Suisse Group AG has appointed David Hammond and Spyros Svoronos as Americas co-heads of its global industrials investment banking and capital markets group, according to an internal memo sent by the investment bank and seen by Reuters.