Brazilian antitrust agency Cade extended its deadline to review the takeover of Monsanto Co by Bayer AG by 90 days to late March, potentially spoiling plans to wrap up the US$66 billion tie-up by the end of the year.
Brazilian farmers are expected to collect 111 million tons of soybeans in the 2017/18 season, said consultancy firm Agroconsult, maintaining the same forecast it released in September.
Canadian exploration and production company PentaNova Energy announced it signed a final farm-in agreement with Argentine energy company YPF for a further 11% stake in the Llancanelo oilfield, reports Buenos Aires media.
Argentina authorized the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as the European Union (EU) debates whether to extend the license of weed-killers containing the ingredient.
The United States Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services. A vote in the controversial proposal is scheduled for next month.
Indonesian authorities raised the alert for a rumbling volcano to the highest level on Monday and closed the international airport on the tourist island of Bali, stranding thousands of travelers.
Venezuela's state-owned oil firm PDVSA said Friday it has started to repay US$233 million in interest on two bonds nearing default, days before the end of the 30-day grace period. Writing on Twitter, the company announced the transfer process was started to pay the interest on the PDVSA 8,5% 2020 Bonds and the PDVSA 6% 2022 Bonds.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday tapped a National Guard major general to lead state oil company PDVSA and the Oil Ministry as the OPEC member labors under near 30-year lows in oil production.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating a massive marine reserve, spanning 57,000 square miles around the four Revillagigedo Islands—a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The reserve is the largest marine protected area yet created in North America.
The Guard at Buckingham Palace in changing in more ways than one: 48 sailors from across the Royal Navy have taken their places in history this Sunday, on the forecourt of Her Majesty the Queen's London residence.