Oct 7 - U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it will add two new directors to its board under an agreement with billionaire Carl Icahn, bowing to pressure from the activist investor, who is the company's largest shareholder.
(Adds background on rivals hurt by agricultural slump) By Carey Gillam Oct 7 - Monsanto Co, one of the world's largest seed and agrichemical companies, said on Wednesday that it was slashing 2,600 jobs and restructuring operations to cut costs in a slumping commodity market. The company, which said it expected low prices for agricultural products to squeeze results well into 2016, also reported a much wider quarterly loss and gave an outlook below many analysts' expectat
SAO PAULO, Oct 7 - A commission hired by Brazil's state-run energy utility Eletrobras to probe possible violations of U.S. and Brazilian anti-corruption laws involving the company is studying three Amazonian dam projects and a nuclear power plant, two sources familiar with the investigation said.
LONDON, Oct 7 - German copper producer Aurubis has just rung the bell on the start of the "mating season", the annual negotiation of term contracts for shipments in the following year.
Oct 7 - Alcoa Inc said it had got a contract to supply titanium to Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
NEW DELHI - India's government has turned down the military's request to expand the acquisition of 36 fighter planes from Dassault Aviation SA to plug vital gaps, officials said, nudging it to accept an indigenous combat plane 32 years in the making.