Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
From his sleepy village in eastern India's Bihar state, Ram Narain arrives at Gulab Bagh market to sell a truckload of corn that will fetch him enough money to buy a motorbike for his son, school uniforms for his daughter and a gift for his wife.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday including Telefonica Deutschland, Devon Energy, Metro AG, Devon Energy Corp and others
London-based Armajaro Holdings Ltd sold its coffee, cocoa, and sugar trading arm to Swiss agricultural trader Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd after reporting a loss of USD7.5 million.
Cargill Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Co. were in final stages of discussion to close an acquisition deal that could be worth as much as USD2 billion, according to sources.