South Africa plans to import 5 million tonnes of white corn from South America as the worst drought since 1992 continue to ravage the area, according to Grain SA, the biggest producers association in the country.
Delhi residents have been witnessing chilling cold, drizzling and heavy fog. The Fog is so dense that visibility range has been reported to remain around 75 meters during 10 am to 4 pm. Despite adopting highest ILS, CAT IIIB, air movement has been kept stalled for around 6 hours. According to IGIA met office partly thundery weather may prevail on Sunday next.
The slump business in the mining industry had led Caterpillar to reduce its revenue expectation for this year. The latest revenue projection is $48 billion which is 25 percent lower compared to the last 4 years. The reduction means not only the company will suffer, but its heavy machinery parts supplier is feeling the effects too.
Japan's core machinery orders fell for a second straight month in February in a sign that business investment remains soft, and analysts say the smaller-than-expected decline won't necessarily allow policymakers to relax given an uncertain economic outlook.
Alstom (ALSO.PA) shareholders on Friday backed with 99.2 percent of votes the French engineering group's plan to sell most of its power equipment business to General Electric (GE.N) and refocus on its smaller rail arm.
German tyre and car parts maker Continental AG (CONG.DE) is looking for an acquisition in the industrial sector, possibly in Asia, and could spend up to 2 billion euros ($2.54 billion), its finance chief told a German newspaper.
Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August just as the price of its most profitable product, iron ore, hit a five-year low.
Japan's August core machinery orders due next week are expected to rise modestly for a third straight month, a Reuters poll found - doing little to ease fears that the government's growth-promotion policies aren't working fast enough.
China's steel consumption dropped this year for the first time since at least 2000 due to slower economic growth, leading to a surplus of iron ore in the country and a more than 40 percent plunge in prices of the steelmaking raw material.
Japanese aluminum buyers will mostly pay record high premiums of $420 per tonne over London Metal Exchange (LME) prices for October-December shipments, up 3-5 percent from the prior quarter, five sources directly involved in the talks said.
Two Japanese aluminum buyers have agreed to pay a producer a record premium of $420 per tonne for metal to be shipped in the October-December quarter, two sources directly involved in the quarterly pricing talks said on Friday.
Dr Kiprono Kittony, the chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce, announced in a meeting in Abuja Monday that 7 of the 46 newly discovered oil fields will be granted to Nigerian business men.
Kifisia, Greece-based petroleum and petrochemical gas products transporter StealthGas Inc raised $47 million through the sale of 4.47 million common shares at $10.50 apiece for its vessels purchases and other corporate purposes.
Oil and gas producer Seplat, the first publicly listed oil and gas firm in the Nigerian bourse, said that it would end its gas flaring activities in the country by September and expects that the practice would be halted in the country by 2020.
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