Potash

Charges against former Uralkali CEO dropped, potash price war imminent

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 22, 2015
Charges against former Uralkali CEO dropped, potash price war imminent

While criminal charges against Vladislav Baumgertner, former Uralkali CEO, were ditched, he may face further damages claims as part of the so-called potash case.

Chatham Rock’s underwater mining project rejected

Resource Investing News | February 18, 2015

Mineweb reported that the second underwater mining project proposed by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd. (NZE:CRP) has been rejected due to the potential environmental impact to the seabed.

Study confirms potash potential at Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Andrew Topf | February 17, 2015
Allana Potash up sharply after latest Ethiopia milestone

The Norwegian fertilizer firm Yara International (OTCMKTS:YARIY) has confirmed the potential to mine potash from the Danakil Depression in northeastern Ethiopia.

Manitoba bid to start potash mine met with skepticism

Andrew Topf | February 15, 2015
Reed Copper project: The next mining milestone in Manitoba

The Canadian province of Manitoba is wading into the potash industry that has proven so lucrative to its neighbour, Saskatchewan.

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How junior mining companies hit the reset button

Visual Capitalist | February 6, 2015
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If a junior mining company is in a dire enough situation, they may hit the “reset” button and rollback their stock.

Potash Corp. profit jumps 77% on record sales

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Potash Corp. profit jumps 77% on record sales

The Saskatoon-based miner also hiked its quarterly dividend 9% to 38 cents per share.

Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.

World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Frik Els | January 23, 2015
World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

Mosaic setting bullish tone for potash in 2015

investorINTEL | January 20, 2015

Mosaic is expected to announce significantly higher profit for the fourth quarter than expected thanks to thriving sales of phosphate products.

Intrepid Potash announces date for fourth quarter earnings release

MarketWatch | January 20, 2015

The company plans to release its fourth quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, after the market closes.

Canpotex secures potash demand from China in deal with Sinofert

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2015
Canpotex secures potash demand from China in deal with Sinofert

Minimum of 1.9 million metric tons of red standard-grade potash over three years.

Allana Partner ICL launches "Potash for Growth" program in Ethiopia

Marketwired | January 15, 2015
Flag and map of Ethiopia

Initiative intends to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among local farmers.

These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 15, 2015
These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.

‘Mick the Miner’ goes after Vale's nickel assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 14, 2015
‘Mick the Miner’ goes after Vale's nickel assets

The 56 year old who built Xstrata into one of the world’s biggest mining firms and then sold it to Glencore, is tipped to be on the verge of landing his first big fish.

Heavy equipment on the move to potash mine in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
Heavy equipment on the move to potash mine in Canada

The crystallizer, which weighs about 330 tonnes, is expected to arrive to K+S potash Legacy mine near Bethune on Friday.

Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
Most Canadian resource firms to grow their business in 2015: survey

But only 34% plans to hire full-time employees and a further 20% is actually considering job cuts.

Agrium restarts Vanscoy potash mine after mechanical failure, expansion

Globe and Mail | January 2, 2015

Production at the mine was suspended in July after a mechanical failure on the operation’s main hoist system.

Saskatoon-based company hopes to bring unique potash mine to Sask. | Globalnews.ca

Global News | January 1, 2015

Gensource Potash Corporation CEO Mike Ferguson says the company hopes to develop a production site in the Craik, Sask. area.

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Epic price reversal for commodities in 2014

Investors pile back into gold stocks, Goldcorp up $2bn in a week

Whereas total returns for the S&P 500 Index and 10-Year Treasury bond stayed relatively stable throughout the year, commodities and the U.S. dollar both made an incredible about-face starting around late June, early July.

Former car dealer is Brazil’s new mining and energy minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 24, 2014
Former car dealer is Brazil’s new mining and energy minister

Eduardo Braga (54) takes over a ministry dealing with an alleged kickback and bribery scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

ICL signs strategic deal with China's Yunnan Yuntianhua Group Co.

Newswire | December 16, 2014

The global manufacturer of products based on specialty minerals that fulfill essential needs of the world's growing population in agriculture, processed food and engineered materials markets, is partnering up with Yunnan Yuntianhua Group Co. Ltd..

Minnesota dumps potash into lake to kill zebra mussels

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Minnesota dumps potash into lake to kill zebra mussels

Zebra mussels reproduce quickly and can disrupt the food chain, clog water pipes and create algae.

Pacific Potash mining rights in Brazil jeopardized over unpaid tax

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Pacific Potash mining rights in Brazil jeopardized over unpaid tax

The Vancouver-based miner said it did not receive the funds wired to pay the tax for "unknown reasons."

Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Julian Malnic, the founder of world's first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals has joined the board of Deep Space Industries.

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