Nexans SA , the world’s largest cable maker, predicts business in 2011 to be a better than last year after it signed a series of large contracts, French weekly Investir said, citing Chief Executive Officer Frederic Vincent .
Nexans SA, the world’s second- biggest cable maker, fell the most in more than three years after predicting a drop in first-half earnings because of production delays at its submarine-cable plant in Norway.
The European Commission was informed yesterday by Monsanto Co. that it plans to withdraw its applications for approval of genetically modified crops in the bloc, according to commission spokesman Frederic Vincent.
The first time mad cow disease appeared in the U.S., beef exports plunged 82 percent. More than eight years later, the discovery of an infected dairy cow in California may do little to prevent shipments from surging to a record for a second straight year.