China National Chemical Corp.’s potential merger with another state-owned enterprise isn’t likely to derail the company’s $43 billion takeover of Swiss seed and pesticide maker Syngenta AG, according to analysts and traders.
It’s the fungus that just won’t die. Over almost two decades, a plant disease known as Asian rust has infiltrated soybean fields across Brazil—the world’s biggest exporter of the versatile oilseed used in countless consumer products. Read moreRead More »
Portugal’s Pego do Altar reservoir looks like disused quarry now, its bare, exposed slopes rising up steeply on each side and shimmering in the sun as it holds barely 11 percent of the water it was designed for. Read moreRead More »