ChemChina Said to Move Closer to Potential Syngenta Deal

  • Swiss board said to support deal talks at meeting this week
  • ChemChina could reach record China deal by early February

China National Chemical Corp. moved one step closer to the biggest-ever purchase by a Chinese company after the board of Swiss pesticide and seeds maker Syngenta AG threw its support behind a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

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