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Mitsui & Co., Sumitomo Corp. abandon plans to merge fertilizer businesses

3:11 AM MDT | October 25, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) says that it has canceled its basic agreement with Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) for the integration of their fertilizer businesses in Japan. The 2 companies had signed the basic agreement in March 2012 and had launched a detailed study to integrate their fertilizer businesses in Japan. Both companies have now reached the conclusion that integration of their fertilizer businesses would not yield the benefits that were initially anticipated, Mitsui & Co. says. A business alliance established in March 2010 between the 2 companies for...

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