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BHP going after PotashCorp again: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 15, 2014
BHP going after PotashCorp again: report

Speculation is mounting as the industry has shifted enough to make a buyout attractive.

Let's talk about: women in the mining industry

Mining is an industry which has always been male-dominated, regardless of geographical location. There have been positive steps which have helped to integrate women into the industry, but females continue to be under-represented and Mining is still largely a man’s domain.

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PotashCorp brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Potash Corp. brings Doyle era to a close, former Inmet boss Tilk named new CEO

Doyle, 63, will probably be remembered the most as the CEO who fended off BHP Billiton’s hostile takeover bid for the Canadian fertilizer producer.

Canpotex sells potash to India at 7-year low price

Frik Els | April 4, 2014
Canpotex sells potash to India at 7-year low price

The price of the soil nutrient is down 25% in a year.

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2014
Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Canada should allow more private ownership of mineral rights, particularly from First Nations, says the Fraser Institute latest report.

BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

The mining giant believes demand for coal to keep growing over the next 20 years, driven mainly by China and India.

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BHP spin-off plans met with skepticism

Frik Els | April 1, 2014
BHP spin-off plans met with skepticism

Especially the mooted $19 billion valuation.

New US potash mine about to clear final licensing hurdle

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
New US potash mine about to clear final licensing hurdle

The Ochoa mine could produce about 714,400 tons of sulphate of potash per year for a minimum of 50 years.

Uralkali’s potash goes on sale, India to pay lowest price in 7 years

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
Uralkali’s potash goes on sale, India to pay lowest price in 7 years

The price is also about 25% below what India paid last year to the now defunct Belarusian Potash Co., which Uralkali owned jointly at the time with Belaruskali.

BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into $18bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
BHP Billiton mulls spinning off non-core divisions into a $18bn firm

The separate company would be listed on the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian and South African markets.

Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

In the last two months at least a dozen juniors have announced they are considering growing cannabis.

Potash power plays: Rio Tinto's big blunder

Rockstone Research | March 27, 2014

The vaulting ambition of Rio Tinto to become a global potash producing powerhouse has been thrown an unexpected curveball. And it's one that could prove hugely embarrassing for one of the world's biggest and most successful mining companies.

2014: year of commodities (March)

The Value View Gold Report | March 25, 2014

That 2013 was a year when equities ruled supreme is now well recorded history. Generally speaking, expectations at the end of the year were that 2014 would be more of the same.

Mark Lackey: What happens to a mine deferred?

The Mining Report | March 25, 2014
Mark Lackey: What happens to a mine deferred?

The shuttering of huge copper and iron ore projects gives the Street the blues, but the resulting squeeze in supply can lead to explosive price hikes.

Rio Tinto, Russians to begin work at massive Canadian potash deposit by 2017

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 25, 2014
Rio Tinto, Russians to begin work at massive Canadian potash deposit by 2017

KP405 is said to have enough of the fertilizer ingredient to sustain a mine for decades.

Jeb Handwerger: China isn't slowing down, it's buying up (resources, that is)

The Energy Report | March 18, 2014
China isn't slowing down, it's buying up

Headlines about a Chinese economic slowdown may get good web traffic, but the real story is that China is buying up uranium and other resources around the world.

Rio Tinto sitting on vast Canadian potash deposit near BHP mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2014
Rio Tinto sitting on vast Canadian potash deposit near BHP mine

Rio's partner in the project claims there is the potential for a long-life, low-cost mine.

German potash producer K+S cuts dividend by 82%

Ana Komnenic | March 12, 2014
German potash miner K+S cuts dividend

Result of a bad year for potash prices and need to finance Legacy mine in Canada.

Ukraine: Vultures of political capital descend

Oilprice.com | March 9, 2014
Ukraine

There are two countries that could use this situation to the benefit if they play their cards wisely: Belarus and Canada.

PotashCorp prices offering of US $750 Million of 10-year notes

CNW Group | March 5, 2014

PotashCorp intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.

'Frothy' gold, natural resources rally will pull back, says Rick Rule

Sprott Group | March 4, 2014

'I suspect that the rally we are in now is a false rally' – Rick Rule

Study shows mining sector funding jumped 180% in December quarter

SNL Metals & Mining | February 23, 2014
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SNL Metals & Mining reveals that while the minerals exploration sector recorded lower drilling activity, funds raised by the mining sector saw a near three-fold increase to $6.2 billion.

INFOGRAPHIC: How much do geologists make?

Mine Staffing International | February 20, 2014
How much do geologists make

And why did Forbes rank Geology as the 7th most valuable college major?

Rum Jungle Resources Karinga Lakes potash resource upgrade and project update

newsroom@abnnewswire.net | February 20, 2014

Rum Jungle Resources says the Karinga Lakes resource estimate has increased to a total of 8.4 million tonnes K2SO4 including over 70% in the Measured and Indicated category.

Potash may show the way for First Nations to tap into resource based opportunites

Financial Post | February 20, 2014
Potash may show the way for First Nations to tap into resource based opportunites

There is a significant opportunity to create stronger business ties through potash development in Saskatchewan.

Verde Potash selected to obtain financing from Inova Agro

CNW Group | February 18, 2014

'Inova Agro's decision is immensely important not only for Brazil but for the world's population, ever so reliant on Brazil's food production.'

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