Potash stocks Articles

Potash Corp slashes outlook, production amid tough market conditions

Oct. 29, 2015, 3:15 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Earlier this month, Potash Corp. withdrew its 7.85 billion euros ($8.57 billion) offer for K+S AG, after pursuing the German potash producer for about a year.Canada's Potash Corp. (TSX, NYSE:POT), the world's biggest fertilizer producer by market value, cut Thursday its full-year earnings forecast and said it expects to sell less potash in the year than expected due to weak demand and prices, as w...Read More

Disruption in potash production - revisiting a stale sector

Oct. 27, 2015, 12:45 AM / Palisade Research

The Potash Price Tag In SaskatchewanMany years ago, I drove through Saskatchewan. My memories of the experience, much like the region's landscape, are rather non-descript. The landscape stretched out completely flat for miles ahead, my drive almost entirely devoid of any signs of human activity. A few cars occasionally passed and every so often I would spot another church or small graveyard. Perha...Read More

African Potash appoints former politician to board

Oct. 26, 2015, 9:06 AM / African Potash

African Potash, the AIM listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets and the vertical integration of fertiliser operations in Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rt Hon Mark Simmonds as a Director of the Company with effect from 10 November 2015. Mr Simmonds has significant experience working in Africa and brings with him a wealth of business and political contact...Read More

The most bullish mining chart you'll see all day

Oct. 22, 2015, 12:47 PM / Frik Els

After five years of unrelenting declines only punctuated by a couple of false dawns (talking 'bout you nickel) green shoots are appearing in the metals and mining sector.There's BHP whipping up enough excitement with a "commodity premium" (whatever that is) to amass orders in excess of $13 billion for a bond offering. Unusually, lots of interest for the hybrid offering came from Asia according to...Read More

Construction of giant York Potash mine to begin next year

Oct. 20, 2015, 8:08 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Sirius Minerals can now tap a huge seam of a potassium-rich mineral called polyhalite, a type of potash fertiliser described by Sirius as a "fertilizer of the future" that farmers will be able to use instead of multiple other products.London-listed Sirius Minerals (LON:SXX) has been granted the final permits to build its massive potash project at the North York Moors National Park, one of the firs...Read More

The $2 trillion mining value chain at a glance

Oct. 19, 2015, 11:46 PM / Frik Els

The Boston Consulting Group, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, released the Mining & Metals in a Sustainable World 2050 report last month.The report contained a table that neatly summarized the mining and metals value chain which totals nearly $2 trillion a year. For reasons not stated, the table contained in the report omitted silver.Using data from the Silver Institute for 2014 and a...Read More

Paul Harris preaches investor patience in Colombia

Oct. 19, 2015, 1:20 AM / The Gold Report

Paul Harris, editor and publisher of Colombia Gold Letter, knows Colombia well and realizes that the country requires more investor patience than many are willing to give. Harris says that the next 12-24 months will largely determine Colombia's long-term perception as a mining jurisdiction, but is quick to add that some current stories are already panning out. In this interview with The Gold Repor...Read More

BHP raising $6.5bn fresh sign of mining turnaround

Oct. 15, 2015, 10:24 PM / Frik Els

Although investment bank permabears haven't stopped issuing dire warnings on the outlook for the sector, the mining industry's big players are themselves slowly beginning to change tack.After 18 months of careful consideration Mick Davis appears to be close to pulling the trigger on a maiden investment for his $5.6 billion X2 fund.And that it's in probably the most depressed corner of the commodi...Read More

China vs. United States: A tale of two economies

Oct. 15, 2015, 3:33 AM / Visual Capitalist

The United States has had the world's largest economy for about 140 years. However, recently China has overtaken the US in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP) according to IMF.Today's infographic contrasts everything about the two economies. While they are both comparable in size, they are both very different...Courtesy of: Visual CapitalistThe United States has had the world's lar...Read More

The secrets of junior mining private equity risk managers

Oct. 12, 2015, 1:12 PM / The Gold Report

Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (10/12/15) Some $2 trillion is being invested worldwide by private equity funds every year with a chunk of that destined for junior mining companies. Demand is as strong as or stronger than ever as investors see a shopping opportunity. Who is deciding where it goes and based on what criteria? At the annual Fall Mining Showcase event in Toronto, Red Cloud...Read More

CHART: Mining tide is turning

Oct. 11, 2015, 3:30 PM / Frik Els

The sun also risesOver the past week crude oil prices have jumped 13%, platinum is up 8%, copper 4.8% and industrial metals 5.2% on average after double digit gains for zinc. Aluminum gained more than 5% over the week while benchmark iron ore price advanced by the same margin.Even after including more modest advances for the agricultural sector (cocoa is the sole commodity that lost value) it's b...Read More

Mining stocks surge as end of commodity rout called

Oct. 7, 2015, 1:50 PM / Frik Els

Morgan Stanley sees a sharp reversal in commodities with prices rising nearly 20% by 2017 making mining stocks historically attractiveInvestors returned to the metals and mining sector in a big way on Wednesday after an analyst report called a bottom in the commodities rout.On the Comex market in New York copper for delivery in December climbed 1.7% to a three-week high of $2.3960 or $5,280 a tonn...Read More

Even top juniors are running out of money

Oct. 6, 2015, 12:10 PM / Frik Els

The drying up of equity and debt markets coupled with new lows in cash reserves have pushed Canada's junior mining industry to the brink says PwC's annual report on the TSX Venture's top 100 junior mining companies.According to report, now in its ninth year, juniors raised $514 million in equity financing in 2015, down 25% from last year, while debt financing fell 27% to $278 million over the same...Read More

Western Potash and Tairui sign MOU With China Development Bank

Oct. 6, 2015, 10:32 AM / Market Wire

Western Potash Corp. (TSX:WPX)(FRANKFURT:AHE) (the "Western", "the Company") is pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Cooperation was signed on September 29, 2015 at Vancouver's Four Seasons Hotel by China Development Bank, Western Potash Corp., and Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management Ltd., ("Tairui"). Among those attending the signing ceremony were Mr. Hu H...Read More

Potashcorp withdraws K+S proposal due to 'challenging macroeconomic conditions'

Oct. 5, 2015, 12:54 PM / Michael Allan McCrae

Potashcorp's spring proposal to combine with K+S was withdrawn today because of poor market conditions. Potashcorp stock jumped at the news, trading up 2.2% to $20.96 a share. The company has been trading down all year and has lost 36% year to date. K+S spurred Potashcorp's spring offer arguing that the initial Cdn$10.9 billion takeover offer was too low and not in its interest.Potashcorp acknowle...Read More

Andrew Pullar's plan: Go long, set goals with world-class assets

Oct. 5, 2015, 12:42 PM / The Gold Report

Andrew Pullar, CEO of The Sentient Group, a private equity fund, says his plan for investment success is all about identifying companies with long-life, low-cost, world-class assets and supporting them through to production. In this interview with The Gold Report, Pullar plots the course for a handful of what he believes are world-class mining assets.The Gold Report: Please sum up your current vie...Read More

China's astonishing rise in one simple chart

Oct. 1, 2015, 12:14 PM / Frik Els

The slowdown in the Chinese economy has been front and centre for commodities markets for a long time, but today's its impact is felt on US interest rate policy and equity markets. China's official GDP growth is expected to slow to less than 7% in 2015, the slowest pace in 25 years.But even at this rate of growth the country would be adding some $700 billion to gross domestic product (and that's e...Read More

World's first deep sea mining proposal ignores consequences of its impacts on oceans

Sep. 28, 2015, 8:45 PM / EarthWorks

As the deep sea mining industry chases investors at the Asia Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit, a new critique by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign reveals indefensible flaws in the Environmental and Social Benchmarking Analysis of the Solwara 1 project commissioned by Nautilus Minerals. The proposed Solwara 1 deep sea mine, situated in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea, is the world's first to receive...Read More

African Potash signs supply deal with Zambia distributor

Sep. 25, 2015, 5:39 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

The deal will give African Potash, which wants to become a one-stop shop African fertilizer business, a platform to distribute the product across eastern and southern Africa.Shares in African Potash (LON:AFPO) jumped Friday after the miner announced it has sealed a deal to sell 50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of its fertilizer product to a Zambian distributor in the Common Market for Eastern and Souther...Read More

Argentina's presidential candidates want mining to be platform for country's recovery

Sep. 24, 2015, 1:53 PM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Departing Argentina's President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner presents a 100 pesos bank note with a portrait of former First Lady Eva Peron, in 2012. (Image from archives)Only weeks before Argentina heads to the polls to choose its new leader, analysts are saying that President Cristina Fernandez's chosen successor, Daniel Scioli, would probably be the best outcome for miners, as he has promised t...Read More