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Dreyfus shareholders agree to arbitration over stake sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amsterdam/Paris | Reuters — Family shareholders of commodity trader Louis Dreyfus have agreed to arbitration talks to settle a long-running dispute over a share sale, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The tussle concerns an attempt by minority shareholders to sell nearly 17 per cent of the group’s holding firm to Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, […] Read more

Dreyfus sees recovery after two-year profit slide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paris | Reuters — Louis Dreyfus’ core earnings fell for a second year in 2016 amid a persistent high supply of crops, but the agricultural commodity trader said a revamp of operations should help results this year. Large inventories, low prices and limited volatility have curbed margins in the past two years for companies that […] Read more

U.S. grains: Exports support soybeans after U.S. holiday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rose on Friday to a new four-month high as stronger-than-expected weekly exports and an easing dollar provided support as trading resumed after a holiday closure. Soybeans remained firm despite a decline in soyoil futures, which gave back some of the huge gains from Wednesday when vegetable oils […] Read more

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