Potash

China expands stake in Russian potash miner Uralkali

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
China grabs stake in Russian potash miner Uralkali

Two Chinese banks are among the eight institutions that have provided Uralkali a $530 million loan.

Allana Potash held talks with Chinese construction giant before ICL deal

Financial Post | April 20, 2015

China’s largest construction company was in talks to buy a controlling stake in Allana Potash Corp. that was worth more than the takeover bid the junior miner eventually accepted.

Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Frik Els | April 17, 2015
Denham Capital's Caroline Donally on private equity in mining

Director of $1bn fund discusses Denham's unique approach, the vibrant parts of the M&A market and what juniors should do to attract capital.

Mick Davis first deal to land in Canada: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 10, 2015
Mick Davis first deal to land in Canada: report

Davis is said to be finalizing talks with a Toronto-listed miner, in a deal that could kick-off a long awaited buying spree.

Signs of life for mining M&A

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2015
Wave of mining deals expected this year amid commodity rout — report

Mining transactions almost doubled last year and the trend is likely to stretch over 2015, as lower commodity prices are making some unprofitable.

Mining top executives the gloomiest of all: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2015
Mining top executives the gloomiest of all: report

Despite the overall pessimism, mining CEOs remain just as confident on their own company’s growth as they were in previous years.

Canpotex finalizes pricing deal with China

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 30, 2015
Canpotex finalizes pricing deal with China

While it did not release price terms, it is believed the group will be selling its crop nutrient for US$315 per a tonne,

BHP wants strikes to be ‘last resource’ for workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 30, 2015
BHP wants strikes to be ‘last resource’ for workers

The mining giant has also asked for local laws to be flexible enough to keep pace with other countries.

Allana Potash sold to Israel Chemicals for $137 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2015
Allana Potash sold to Israel Chemicals for $137 million

The deal aims to speed up development of Allana’s promising Danakil potash project, in northeast Ethiopia.

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Belaruskali deal with China dents other players’ chances

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 24, 2015
Belaruskali deal with China dents other players’ chances

The move may be the first of many more competitive deals by producers in the potash market, which has historically operated with large joint ventures controlling prices.

Quebec okays $750M phosphate mine

Andrew Topf | March 19, 2015
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The Quebec government has given the go-ahead to build a controversial phosphate rock mine in a region best known for Canadian iron ore mining.

No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2015
No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.

Potash producers rejoice — China likely to pay more for it this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2015
Potash producers rejoice — China likely to pay more for it this year

According to analysts from Credit Suisse, Chinese importers will settle at $320 a tonne, versus $305 a tonne they paid last year.

‘Zombie’ miners pulling down TSX Venture exchange

Business in Vancouver | March 16, 2015
Study: New projects need a $3.50 copper price

The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.

Mosaic announces $1.7 billion potash mine expansion

CTV.ca | March 16, 2015

Mosaic Co. has announced it will spend $1.7 billion to expand its K3 potash mine near Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

RBC predicts potash to offset oil losses in Saskatchewan

CBC Ottawa | March 12, 2015

RBC Economics is forecasting that the Saskatchewan economy will grow in 2015, even in the face of dropping oil prices.

Mick Davies’ X2 Resources raises $5.6 billion, ready to buy up assets

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2015
Mick Davies’ X2 Resources raises $5.6 billion, ready to buy up assets

The former Xstrata boss’ new firm may soon pull the trigger on some big deals at a time of low commodity prices and willing sellers.

Highfield Resources gains grid power supply for Muga Potash from Iberdrola

Aussie Highfield Resources has added grid electricity supply to the growing list of infrastructure items ticked for its flagship Muga Potash Mine in northern Spain.

Sirius sees positive potash results

Yorkshire Evening Post | March 3, 2015

The company announced further positive results from trials comparing its polyhalite potash with ordinary potash.

Plenty of potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

US Geological Survey | March 3, 2015
Plenty of Potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields, the latest global assessment of the resource by the USGS shows.

Potash Corp buys stake in Brazilian firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2015
Potash Corp buys stake in Brazilian firm

The move is a bet to become the company's main supplier and expand PotashCorp's presence in Latin America.

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.

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