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Brazil unit of France's Casino to sell stake in appliance retailer for at least $578 million

12 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO French retailing group Casino's Brazilian unit will sell its controlling stake in a Brazilian appliance retailer for at least 2.23 billion reais ($578 million), accepting a discount on the unit's listed price as it refocuses on its supermarket business.

ADM ships Brazil corn to Smithfield Foods in the United States amid heavy rains

04 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO, June 4 Archer Daniels Midland Co and other grain traders are selling Brazilian corn to Smithfield Foods Inc in the United States, where wet weather has reduced plantings, said two sources with knowledge of the matter.

Brazil halts beef exports to China after atypical mad cow case

03 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil has temporarily halted beef exports to China following an atypical case of mad cow disease in leading farm state Mato Grosso, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

BRF and Marfrig's tie-up talks draw doubts on timing, savings

31 May 2019

SAO PAULO Investors and analysts on Friday questioned Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA's move to take over local beef producer Marfrig Global Foods SA, raising doubts about the timing of talks and the potential for cost savings.

Fast-growing Brazil grain trader Gavilon faces tax audit - sources

31 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 31 Commodities trader Gavilon do Brasil, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp , is being audited by Brazilian tax authorities, according to two people who asked for anonymity to discuss the confidential matter.

Brazil's BRF and Marfrig in talks to form meatpacking heavyweight

31 May 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian food processors BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA on Thursday announced exclusive talks for a potential tie-up that would create one of the world's largest meat producers, according to securities filings.

UPL bets big on Brazil farmer relationships: executives

30 May 2019

SAO PAULO Mumbai-based UPL Ltd, one of the world's top five agrochemical and crop protection firms, will invest some $200 million in Brazil over five years to best serve local food producers who are key suppliers in India's ever-growing market.

India's UPL bets big on Brazil farmer relationships - executives

30 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 30 Mumbai-based UPL Ltd , one of the world's top five agrochemical and crop protection firms, will invest some $200 million in Brazil over five years to best serve local food producers who are key suppliers in India's ever-growing market.

Brazil bans Merieux labs from food inspections after meatpacker BRF scandal

22 May 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture officially banned three laboratories from conducting food inspections over their involvement in a food safety testing scandal that ensnared meatpacker BRF SA, according to decisions published in the official government gazette on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Brazil bans Merieux labs from food inspections after meatpacker BRF scandal

22 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 22 Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture officially banned three laboratories from conducting food inspections over their involvement in a food safety testing scandal that ensnared meatpacker BRF SA, according to decisions published in the official government gazette on Wednesday.

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EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs

The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years.