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North Atlantic sells potash claims to Chinese firm for $110m Restricted

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Two days after having announced a joint venture (JV) agreement with transnational miner Rio Tinto, North Atlantic Potash said on Friday it had sold eight exploration properties in Saskatchewan to China’s Yancoal Canada Resources for...
30th September 2011
 
 
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BHP Billiton aggressively pushing forward at potash projects Restricted

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Mining heavyweight BHP Billiton is “aggressively” pursuing potash projects in Saskatchewan along with its Jansen asset, the company said on Wednesday. “Although these are at an early stage, the data acquired suggests they have the ability...
29th September 2011
 
 
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Allana adopts poison pill, shares rise Restricted

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Shares in Allana Potash charged 12% higher on the TSX after the company, which has a project in Ethiopia, said it adopted a shareholders rights plan and was talking to “various strategic parties”. Allana added it was not responding to any...
27th September 2011
 
 
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Rio Tinto gets back into potash through Canadian JV Restricted

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Diversified major Rio Tinto has re-entered the potash business, having agreed to team up with a division of Russia's Acron, a fertiliser producer, to hunt for the crop nutrient in Saskatchewan. The Anglo-Australian miner, which will manage...
27th September 2011
 
 
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Mosaic profit misses, pushing shares sharply lower Restricted

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Fertilizer producer Mosaic Co (MOS.N) posted a preliminary quarterly profit that fell short of expectations due to higher costs, pushing its shares down more than 4 percent in premarket trading. For the first fiscal quarter ended August 31,...
24th September 2011
 
 
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No 2008 repeat, analysts say of falling commodities Restricted

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Financial journalists around the world have been dusting off all the old clichés they wore out as the 2008 collapse unfolded, with headlines of “bloodbaths” and “meltdowns” accompanying tired depictions of desperate traders holding their...
24th September 2011
 
 
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BC regulator questions Passport Potash's disclosures Restricted

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Shares in Passport Potash fell 15% on Monday, after the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) wrapped it over the knuckles for certain of its disclosures relating to its Holbrook project in Arizona. Issues that the regulator took with the...
12th September 2011
 
 
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Potash Corp, Mosaic agree to phosphate price hike with India Restricted

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Fertiliser companies Potash Corp and Mosaic on Thursday said they agreed with two Indian customers to raise the price of diammonium phosphate by about 10% to $677/t, owing to “strong market conditions”. The agreement is for around one-million...
2nd September 2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
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