Farmers shouldn’t be too concerned yet that the recent Agrium, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan merger will cause an increase in the price of fertilizer, at least according to the president of one provincial producer group.
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The bulk of new capacity would come online in 2019.
The South American miner wants to retain control of the TIPLAM port terminal, which is an asset originally included in the deal.
Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT.TO) and Agrium Inc (AGU.TO) have received final regulatory clearance to merge, forming a new company to be known as Nutrien.
New acquisition would increase the Canadian company's holdings in Salta to 8,664 hectares.
More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.
Sulphur prices rose to about $110 a tonne this quarter, $36 more than what the product cost last quarter.
Panel of investment banks and research houses forecast declines in copper, zinc, lead and palladium prices in 2018.
On Thursday, Potash Corp CEO Jochen Tilk met with authorities in Chile as the company tries to divest its minority stake in lithium miner SQM.
After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.
Chinese firms have shown “broad interest” in buying PotashCorp’s stake in the Chilean lithium producer SQM, according to chief executive Jochen Tilk, who declined to name interested parties or the number of bids the company has received.
The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.
Brazil’s lower house of Congress removed from the agenda the discussion of a transitory presidential decree, which modified the country’s current mining law.
Decision comes in the wake of a full-scale investor revolt led by the Investor Forum, a London-based body representing some of the world’s biggest money managers.
Sociedad Quimica Y Minera said on Thursday its ongoing legal dispute with Chilean authorities over royalty payments may not be resolved until end of 2018.
They claim it won’t be possible to cut costs enough to offset the higher levies, and warn that some miners may need to pass on this new cost increase to the industrial production chain.
“The company remains exposed to a weak pricing environment," the analysts say.
The two firms are just the latest names in a long list of companies that includes major players such as Rio Tinto, interested in grabbing a stake in Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM).
London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise.
“We have a strong sense of urgency,” chief executive Andrew Mackenzie told reporters following the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne.
The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.
EuroChem Group AG spending over $6bn on two mines to produce potash, a mineral found deep in the Earth that’s prized for its ability as soil fertilizer.
Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.
Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.
The London-listed company sealed a 7-year commercial deal with Wilmar Group.