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Louis Dreyfus stems profit slide, but headwinds persist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — Agricultural trading giant Louis Dreyfus Company eked out a small rise in 2016 first-half net profit, saying steady shipped volumes helped it weather another tough period in commodity markets. Louis Dreyfus has been grappling with ample supply, lower prices and slower economic growth that have cut margins, while also going through […] Read more



Louis Dreyfus reports lower profits, seeks partners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — Louis Dreyfus is seeking partners for some of its businesses to help the commodity trading group to weather a market downturn that hit full-year profits. Lower prices, plentiful supply and faltering economic growth in emerging economies have put pressure on commodity traders such as Louis Dreyfus that collect, export and process […] Read more


Processed meat can cause cancer, red meat probably can: WHO

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — Eating processed meat can lead to bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said on Monday in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet. The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part […] Read more




Lilly eyes emerging markets in Novartis animal health deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — The purchase of Novartis’ animal health business will strengthen Eli Lilly’s hand in emerging markets, tapping into growing demand there for protein-rich diets and household treatments for pets, a senior executive at the U.S. group said. As part of a multi-billion dollar revamp announced earlier on Tuesday, Swiss drugmaker Novartis said […] Read more



France clears use of frozen funds to export food to Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes France has cleared the use of frozen Syrian bank assets to fund the export of food to the country as part of a European Union system that allows such funds to be used for humanitarian ends, a spokeswoman at the French trade ministry said. The EU, U.S. and other Western countries have imposed sanctions on […] Read more