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UPDATE 2-Monsanto increases job cuts as corn, chemical sales slump 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
(New throughout, adds details on Syngenta talks, industry consolidation)) By P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek Jan 6 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co said a souring farm economy and currency     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-Monsanto increases job cuts as corn, chemical sales slump 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop at Bonneuil-Sur-Marne near Paris, France, June 16, 2015. Reuters/Charles Platiau Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed
Monsanto increases job cuts as corn, chemical sales slump Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland
UPDATE 1-Monsanto trims outlook, reports smaller-than-expected loss CNBC
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Oversold Conditions For Air Liquide (AIQUY) 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
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Panasonic Healthcare Closes EUR 1bn Acquisition Bayer’s Diabetes Care Business 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
- Japanese medical equipment maker Panasonic Healthcare Holdings, Co., Ltd. unit has closed the acquisition of German healthcare company Bayer Aktiengesellschaft's Diabetes Care business, Panasonic said.     Add Comment

Praxair Distribution Merges Southeastern US Units 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
- US-based atmospheric gas provider Praxair, Inc.'s (NYSE: PX) Praxair Distribution, Inc. subsidiary's two joint venture companies operating in the southeastern US have merged. Financial terms of the     Add Comment

Monsanto CEO Says Syngenta Deal Talks Have Been ‘Difficult’ 
La Repubblica - 1/6/2016
(Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co. Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said the seed company’s engagement with Syngenta AG about a possible merger has been “difficult.” There hasn’t been much progress, he     Add Comment

Monsanto Growth Ventures Announces First Investment Portfolio 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Investments Over Three Years Signal Continued Innovation In Global Agriculture Today Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV), the venture capital arm of Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), announced     Add Comment

Monsanto to slash 1,000 more jobs, total planned cuts at 3,600 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Monsanto Co plans to slash another 1,000 jobs worldwide, bringing total planned cuts to 3,600, or about 16 percent of its global workforce, according to a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and
Monsanto Layoffs: Seed-Maker Just Said It’s Going To Cut A Lot More Jobs International Business Times
UPDATE 1-Monsanto to slash 1,000 more jobs, total planned cuts at 3,600 MyInforms
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EPA Says Pesticide Harms Bees in Some Cases 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found. It's the first scientific risk     Add Comment

Monsanto CEO Says Syngenta Deal Talks Have Been `Difficult' 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Monsanto Co. Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant said the seed company’s engagement with Syngenta AG about a possible merger have been “difficult.” There hasn’t been much progress, he said Wednesday     Add Comment

UPDATE 1-Monsanto to slash 1,000 more jobs, total planned cuts at 3,600 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Monsanto Co plans to cut an additional 1,000 employees worldwide, bringing its total planned job cuts to 3,600 or about 16 percent of the company's global workforce, according to a filing Wednesday with
Monsanto to cut additional 1,000 jobs, bringing total planned job cuts to 3,600 Interactive Investor
MONSANTO : to cut additional 1,000 jobs, bringing total planned job cuts to 3,600 4 Traders
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Showa Chemical Industry expects extraordinary profit for Q3 of FY 2015 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news , world news , business news , technology news , headline news, small business news, news alerts,     Add Comment

Monsanto Expands Cost-Cutting Plan to Eliminate 1,000 Jobs 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
Monsanto says it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other financial pressures. The additional layoffs     Add Comment

BRIEF-Novozymes, Monsanto to launch corn inoculant in 2017 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
Jan 6 Novozymes * Says researchers from Monsanto and Novozymes see progress in U.S. field tests, plan to launch corn inoculant in 2017 * Results included a corn inoculant product, which increased     Add Comment

Monsanto Swings to 1Q Loss Amid Lower Seed Sales 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
Monsanto on Wednesday said it swung to a $253-million loss in the first fiscal quarter, amid foreign currency pressures and falling sales of its biotech-enhanced corn seeds. On a per-share basis, the     Add Comment

Monsanto Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss on Soybean Gains 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, reported a smaller-than-expected loss for its fiscal first quarter as more farmers in Latin American bought its newest genetically modified soybean seeds.
Monsanto Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss as Soybeans Gains La Repubblica
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Covered Call Alerts For First Solar, Amazon.com, AbbVie, Nike and Rite Aid Released  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for FSLR, AMZN, ABBV, NKE and RAD. To see the high-return covered-call trades uncovered by InvestorsObserver's
Covered Call Alerts For Twitter, Chevron, Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Wynn Resorts and  International Business Times
Covered Call Alerts For Disney, Celldex Therapeutics, Shake Shack, Dow Chemical  International Business Times
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UPDATE 1-Monsanto trims outlook, reports smaller-than-expected loss 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
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RPM International Inc reaffirms FY 2016 EPS guidance 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
RPM International Inc:Says that for FY 2016, the company is reaffirming its guidance for earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $2.5    Add Comment

Monsanto Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss as Soybean Sales Rise 
La Repubblica - 1/6/2016
(Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, reported a smaller-than-expected loss for its fiscal first quarter as soybean sales in Latin America rose. The loss of 11 cents a share     Add Comment
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>>   Plastics industry
BFGoodrich® Tires Brings Traction to Red Bull Frozen Rush 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
PR Newswire NEWRY, Maine, Jan. 6, 2016 NEWRY, Maine , Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After dominating its desert and short-course off-road race seasons, BFGoodrich ® Tires shifts from dirt to snow     Add Comment

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co to acquire majority interest in China JV 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co:To acquire majority interest in China joint venture for truck and bus radial (tbr) tire production.Says deal valued at $93 million.Says Cooper will own 65 percent of the entity.Says     Add Comment

Acute Market Reports: Global and China Injection Molded Plastics Industry 2014 :  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Recent Market Articles 01/05/2016 10:00 AM ET 01/05/2016 10:00 AM ET 01/04/2016 10:00 AM ET Product Synopsis The report firstly introduced Injection Molded Plastics basic information included     Add Comment

BRIEF: Bridgestone to invest $164M expanding Wilson plant [The News & Observer (Raleigh,  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Jan. 06--Bridgestone plans to invest $164 million expanding its tire manufacturing plant in Wilson, about 50 miles east of Raleigh. The expansion of the 42-year-old plant will begin early this year.     Add Comment

Ethylene Review 2015: Capacity Investments Advance, Maintenance & Repairs Drop,  
Reuters - 1/6/2016
- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Despite the retraction and slowdown of the Oil & Gas market in 2015, North American ethylene producers moved ahead with new capacity investments,     Add Comment

Radiant Insights: Plastics Market Share, Size, Growth & Trends Report To 2020: According  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
The global market for plastics is expected to reach USD 654.38 billion by 2020. Growth of major end-use industries such as packaging, construction and automotive particularly in emerging markets of China,     Add Comment

Radiant Insights: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market Size and Forecast Report up to  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
The global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is expected to reach USD 79.11 billion by 2020. Increasing construction and infrastructure spending in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America     Add Comment

Royal Adhesives and Sealants Acquires Adhesive Systems 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
- US-based Royal Adhesives and Sealants LLC has acquired the stock of US-based adhesives maker Adhesive Systems Inc., the company said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based inFrankfort, Ilinois,     Add Comment

Saint-Gobain Buys Brazilian Plastics Company 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
01/05/2016 10:00 AM ET 01/04/2016 10:00 AM ET 01/04/2016 10:00 AM ET 6 January 2016 - French building materials group Saint-Gobain has acquired Brazilian plastics company SG Plasticos, the company     Add Comment

Meet TenasiTech at Booth #7 at "2016 Plastics in Automotive" in Detroit, January  
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
BOSTON, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TenasiTech is excited to exhibit its anti-mar additives at the Detroit event. Most recently, acrylic glass with the additives has successfully undergone 1,000 hours     Add Comment

Anhui Guofeng Plastic Industry sells unit 
Reuters - 1/5/2016
Anhui Guofeng Plastic Industry Co Ltd:Complete sale of 100 pct stake in Anhui non-metal high-tech materials unit to Anhui Guofeng Group at 21.4 million yuan.    Add Comment

Rubber Plunges to Almost Seven-Year Low on Global Growth Concern 
Bloomberg - 1/5/2016
Rubber tumbled to the lowest since 2009 after slowing manufacturing in China and the U.S., the two biggest economies, raised concern global growth is decelerating, worsening a glut of the commodity used
Rubber Futures Plunge as Manufacturing Weakens in U.S., China La Repubblica
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Saint-Gobain Reinforces Its Performance Plastics Business in Brazil 
Reuters - 1/4/2016
PR Newswire PARIS, January 4, 2016 PARIS , January 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain has acquired Brazilian company SG Plasticos, a leading player in specialty extruded tubing in Brazil ,     Add Comment

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to Present at Deutsche Bank 2016 Global Auto Industry  
Bloomberg - 1/4/2016
FINDLAY, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2016-- Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Ginger Jones will present at the Deutsche Bank 2016 Global Auto Industry
COOPER TIRE & RUBBER : to Present at Deutsche Bank 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference  4 Traders
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Preparing for life after Michelin 
BBC - 1/4/2016
Life after Michelin: Ballymena factory worker finds hope in farm expansion By Iain McDowell BBC News NI 4 January 2016 From the section Northern Ireland Image copyright Pacemaker Image     Add Comment

Plastic grass could cover buildings to produce energy from wind 
New Scientist - 1/6/2016
THE wind flowing over your roof is packed with energy, if you could only harness it. A new type of wind power generator carpets a surface with plastic strips that sway in the wind like grass, producing     Add Comment

Polyurethane Elastomers Market Forecast And Research Report By 2015: Radiant Insights,  
Boston Globe - 1/6/2016
2015 Global Polyurethane Elastomers Industry Report is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions of the Polyurethane Elastomers industry, focusing on
Polypropylene (PP) Resin Market Size, Share And Growth Report To 2015: Radiant Insights,  Boston Globe
Wood Coatings Additivese Market Research Report Up To 2015: Radiant Insights, Inc Review Seeker
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CB&I awarded China polypropylene contract 
Hydrocarbon Processing - 1/6/2016
CB&I has secured a contract from Hebei Haiwei Group for the license and basic engineering design of a polypropylene unit to be built in Jingxian, Hebei Province, China. The unit will use CB&I's Novolen
CB&I Announces Polypropylene Technology Award in China EnvironmentGuru.com
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NWE polyethylene terephthalate price expectations turn bearish on lower feedstock  
Platts - 1/6/2016
Northwest European polyethylene terephthalate prices are expected to fall in January on lower contract prices for paraxylene and monoethylene glycol, two key feedstocks for PET. The PET market is yet     Add Comment

Royal Adhesives & Sealants buys Adhesive Systems 
Chemicals Technology - 1/6/2016
US-based Royal Adhesives & Sealants has purchased engineered adhesives and application solutions provider Adhesive Systems (ASI) for an undisclosed amount. ASI is involved in developing, manufacturing     Add Comment
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