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Potash: Come back Baumgertner, all is forgiven

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
Potash: Come back Baumgertner, all is forgiven

One year after Vladislav Baumgertner blasted the global potash market wide open, the now ex-Uralkali CEO's predictions seem to be playing itself out.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Potash prices, oversupply scaring potential Jansen partners: BHP

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said the project ramains in BHP's main plans, but added the firm is not in a rush to develop it.

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Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Frik Els | August 18, 2014
BHP spinoff could be worth $12 billion

Speculation is of a new Perth-based company with current CFO Graham Kerr at the helm housing non-core assets including Australian lead-silver mine.

BHP says demerger preferred option

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.

Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Index gained 9% from April to June, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 6%, and the London Metal Exchange index, which gained 7% in the same period.

African Potash secures $3.75M for Lac Dinga

Jeffrey Richmond | August 8, 2014
africa potash secures $3.75mln for lac dinga feat

CEO says company "well set" to advance project.

Will mining disappear in the next decade?

Will mining disappear in the next decade

Trend of mine production moving to emerging economies will continue.

Potash prices yet to drop

AgWeb.com | August 5, 2014

If you’ve priced potash lately, you’ve noticed prices haven’t come down. Prices jumped last fall due to short supply, but they have yet to soften.

Agrium’s Vanscoy potash mine production remains suspended

Global News | August 5, 2014

Operations at Agrium’s Vanscoy potash mine in Saskatchewan will remain suspended after a mechanical failure on its main hoist system on July 25.

Canada’s Manitoba to open bids for major potash deposit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 5, 2014
Canada’s Manitoba to open bids for major potash deposit

The potential mine could generate $2 billion worth of royalties for the province over the course of 40 years, and sustain close to 600 jobs.

African Potash starts drilling at Lac Dinga project

African Potash | August 5, 2014
lac-dinga-map

AIM-listed African Potash Ltd Tuesday said that it has begun drilling at its Lac Dinga Potash Project in the Republic of Congo.

Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cost reduction measures in the mining industry could well have undermined the sector's productivity, which remains down, according to a new EY report.

New Potash Corp CEO keeps output tactics

Jeffrey Richmond | July 15, 2014
Potash feat

Last year's fertilizer price plunge called strategy into question.

Sirius delays application for $2.7bn potash mine in English national park

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Sirius delays application for $2.7bn potash mine in English national park

According to the company, the mine will employ about 1,800 workers during construction and generate 1,000 permanent jobs once opened.

Red Moon Potash starts drilling at Captain Cook Salt/Potash deposit in Western Newfoundland

The drilling program at the miner's Captain Cook salt/potash deposit in Western Newfoundland will consist of two holes.

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BHP sell-off could undo Billiton historic deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2014
BHP sell-off could undo Billiton historic deal

As BHP considers the sale of almost all of the businesses that Billiton brought to the 2001 merger deal, experts say the firm is likely to end up leaving London.

Potash Ridge receives mining permit for its Blawn Mountain sulphate of potash project

Marketwired | July 8, 2014

This is big news as it proves once again the strong working relationship between Potash Ridge [and the State agencies of Utah, USA.

Rio Tinto’s plans to mine potash in Canada got a lot more serious

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 27, 2014
Rio Tinto’s plans to mine potash in Canada got a lot more serious

While it did not disclose the costs and planned capital expenditure for the Albany project, Rio has previously said the deposit had enough potash to sustain a low cost operation for decades.

BHP abandons planned Canada’s Jansen potash export facility

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2014
BHP abandons planned Canada’s Jansen potash export facility

The exclusivity agreement, which expired last week, would have given BHP the right to develop a potash port close to its Jansen project.

Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Net profits from progressing economies-based miners reached $24 billion in 2013, compared to a net loss of $4 billion for developed market firms.

Potash Ridge closer to ground water discharge permit for Blawn Mountain

Marketwired | June 17, 2014

This represents a significant permitting milestone for the Utah, United States-based project.,

PotashCorp mine closure put off for now

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
PotashCorp mine closure put off for now

The company is temporarily extending operations at its Penobsquis mine in New Brunswick, citing tight conditions in the granular potash market.

BHP Billiton a step closer to selling-off non-core operations

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 10, 2014
BHP Billiton a step closer to selling-off non-core operations

World's largest mining company said to be unloading all of the non-core units acquired after the merger with Billiton 13 years ago.

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