Zurich | Reuters –– Swiss firm Syngenta, the world’s largest maker of crop chemicals, suffered a bigger than expected fall in first-quarter sales having been hit by low commodity prices, the strong dollar and a prolonged winter in the U.S. The price of corn fell about 15 per cent in 2014, on top of a
Billionaire Marc Rich, who invented oil trading and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton over tax evasion, racketeering and busting sanctions with Iran, died June 26 in Switzerland aged 78. Rich fled the Holocaust with his parents for America to become the most successful and controversial trader of his time and a fugitive from U.S.
The discovery of horsemeat in products sold as beef has shocked many British consumers into buying less meat, a survey showed on Monday. The furor, which erupted in Ireland last month and then spread quickly across Europe, has led to ready meals being pulled from supermarket shelves and damaged people’s confidence in the food on
Hunting enthusiasts grunted, bawled and bellowed last week in the battle to be named Germany’s champion deer caller. The 18 men and one woman used seashells, ox horns and hollow plant stems to perfect their deer calls. This year’s winner, Tasso Wolzenburg, said he was impressed with the competition. “Even if I were a real