Potash Mining News

Flashback Friday: The world's scariest mining chart

One year ago the most popular post at MINING.com examined how much longer the bear market in mining would last – compare and contrast.

Not with a bang but a whimper: How commodities may end year

With supply gluts persisting from corn to oil, traders are already gearing up for declines.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

Potash Corp. and Agrium merge, create $36bn fertilizer giant

The combined firm will be the world's largest crop nutrient producer and third largest natural resource company in Canada.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.

Banks backstop Sirius Minerals for $2.9B UK potash mine 

Plans for a new potash mine in northern England moved a step forward on Thursday when the mine developer announced it has lined up six companies to backstop the project.

Agrium deal could boost potash prices

Ryan Lewenza, Portfolio Manager, Turner Investments joins Bloomberg TV Canada's Pamela Ritchie to discuss the potential merger of Potash Corp and Agrium and what that means for the market.

Oil sands stoppages push Canadian GDP down to 2009 recession levels

The country’s economy shrank 1.6% in the April-to-June period, the largest quarterly decline in seven years.

Potash Corp confirms merger talks with Agrium, shares halted

A tie-up could produce a fertilizer giant worth more than $30 billion.

Canada’s mining industry faces workers shortage of up to 127,000 — report

Experts warn Canada's mining industry faces a looming risk it's not ready to deal with — lack of access to workers with the skills needed in an upswing.

Mining has nothing to fear from Fed rate hikes

Study shows commodities have been the best performing asset class during Fed rating hike cycles since 1983 with average returns for industrial metals 44%

Glencore posts worst half-yearly profit since listing in London

Despite a rebound in commodity prices and successful costs cuts, Glencore remained in the red in the six months to end-June.

Here's what Canada needs to regain leadership in mineral exploration and mining

Mineral and mining industry highlights top priorities at Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference.

These are Canada’s priorities when it comes to environmental assessment reviews

Between September and January, a federal panel will review how Canada handles environmental assessments for major resources projects and provide suggestions.

BHP may mothball $2.6 billion Jansen potash project if prices remain weak

The company, however, said it continues looking for a partner to take the venture off the ground.

World’s No. 1 miner BHP Billiton posts $6.4bn annual loss — its worst-ever

Not even counting the $7.7 billion in write-downs and charges, BHP’s underlying profit dropped by a painful 81% to $1.2 billion for the year to June.

It’s not just oil – Canada’s potash industry is going through its own bust

A wave of overbuilding and production increases in recent years — spurred by a spike in crop prices and a perceived demand that didn't quite materialize — have left the market flooded with supply.

Here is how fertilizers drive food prices

Study shows that, in the long run, a doubling of fertilizer prices leads to a 44% increase in food prices.

CHARTS: Maybe India can ignite new commodity supercycle

Rapid, large-scale urbanization will see India's top three cities rival the combined economies of Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.

Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.

Here is why these mining and metals companies left the TSX

Experts blame increased number of mergers and acquisitions, but there’s more to it, study shows.

Gold price rally sparks $50 billion of commodity investments

New report shows commodity assets under management jumping to $235 billion, the best performance since 2009, largely due to physical gold ETF inflows.

Karnalyte shelves financing talks for new potash mine

Negotiations fall through with Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals.

African Potash Limited trading update – new supply agreement secured

African Potash will supply Rockwell with fertiliser products (NPK and Urea) to be sold on to prospective buyers, namely retail outlets who sell fertilisers to farmers in Zambia.