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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
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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.

Brent Cook: Exploration sector hasn't hit bottom yet

Cambridge Network | June 7, 2014
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Brent Cook from Exploration Insights chats with Cambridge House Live anchor Vanessa Collette about the state of the junior mining sector.

African potash limited – four highly prospective drill targets identified at flagship Lac Dinga Potash Project

African Potash | June 5, 2014

African Potash, the AIM listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, is pleased to announce that it has completed the interpretation of seismic data and delineated four prospective drill targets at its Lac Dinga Potash Exploration Project in the Republic of Congo (‘Lac Dinga’ or the ‘Project’).

BHP admits mistakes in its China, iron ore strategy

Frik Els | June 5, 2014
BHP admits mistakes in its China, iron ore strategy

CEO Andrew Mackenzie says miner's China-focused investment is shifting and its rapid iron ore expansion came at the expense of the overall business.

Liquid potash helps Canada control mussels plague

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 3, 2014
Liquid potash helps Canada control mussels plague

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

Potash Corp: A Balanced View — Analyst Blog

NASDAQ OMX | June 2, 2014

On May 30, we issued an updated research report on Potash Corp. While the fertilizer company should gain from a healthy demand environment in North America this year, it remains exposed to volatility in potash and phosphate pricing.

Marubeni eyes Vale’s halted Rio Colorado potash project in Argentina

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 2, 2014
Marubeni eyes Vale’s halted Rio Colorado potash project in Argentina

The Japanese firm is said to be looking to either acquire the project, or restart it as partner of Vale.

Vancouver needs the resource sector to pay for expensive commitments: NDP Premier Dan Miller

Michael Allan McCrae | June 1, 2014
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The BC NDP urban and rural divide.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 2014 Forbes billionaire facts and figures

Visual Capitalist | May 29, 2014
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Check out today's infographic on the new Visual Capitalist website.

Potash potentate in $4.4 BILLION divorce settlement

Frik Els | May 20, 2014
Potash potentate in $4.4 BILLION divorce settlement

Russian Dmitry Rybolovlev, ex-owner of potash giant Uralkali, loses six-year divorce court battle.

Community conflict can cost miners up to $20m a week

Michael Allan McCrae | May 20, 2014
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Cost cutting by mining companies may damage the viability of advancing future projects.

Africa FDI at decade high

Ernst & Young | May 18, 2014
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Foreign direct investment is shifting from extractive industries to consumer-related sectors according to new report.

Global mining deals picking up, but far from returning to boom times

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 18, 2014
Global mining deals picking up, but far from returning to boom times

Companies’ low valuation, the current focus on operational efficiency in the mining sector, and the chase for overseas assets by Chinese investors, are pushing deals up.

Mining deals in Canada plunge 51%, but light at end of tunnel getting brighter

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2014
Mining deals in Canada plunge 51%, but light at end of tunnel getting brighter

Canadian mining and metals deals plunged 51% in terms of value and 13% when it comes to volume in the first quarter of 2014. Yet results show a sustained improvement, says EY's latest report.

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