Potash stocks Articles

Mining private equity is being fundamentally transformed

Aug. 23, 2015, 11:45 PM / Frik Els

Michael Scherb founder and general partner of Appian Capital Advisory talks to MINING.com about the particular nature of private equity in mining, how the industry if bifurcating and becoming more sophisticated and why now is the ideal time to be active in the industry.Private equity is well positioned to step in when the outlook for the mining industry is cloudy Image: Peak ResourcesScherb, an Au...Read More

INFOGRAPHIC - On the precipice: Will global markets follow commodities off the cliff?

Aug. 21, 2015, 6:15 AM / Visual Capitalist

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.From 1970 to 2004, commodities moved the opposite direction of assets like equities and bonds. For example, it was during times such as the 1990s that cheap inputs like oil and metals helped to fuel growth in industries across the globe.When the oil price spiked, like in instances such as the Iranian Revolution and the subseque...Read More

Forget slower growth, worry about Chinese GDP contraction

Aug. 20, 2015, 3:57 PM / Frik Els

The turmoil on Chinese share and currency markets, and worries about the true extent of the country's economic slowdown continue to rattle investors.The health of the Chinese economy is crucial for metals and minerals prices. China represents more than 70% of the seaborne trade in iron ore and imports roughly 40% - 50% of the world's base metal production.But getting a handle on China's real GDP n...Read More

Graphite could be the next best fertilizer

Aug. 20, 2015, 11:20 AM / Archer Exploration Pty Ltd

A rare form of graphite is currently being researched in South Australia as a potential soil conditioner.Initial research by the University of Adelaide has shown this particular type of graphitic carbon contains critical slow release macro and micronutrients essential for healthy plant growth.Archer Exploration Pty Ltd currently has a number of graphite deposits on Eyre Peninsula in the northwest...Read More

Glencore stock getting hammered as China slowdown, commodities rout hit profit

Aug. 19, 2015, 3:10 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

CEO Ivan Glasenberg blamed the share price weakness on the ongoing commodity rout and "short-term hedge funds" that he said did not understand Glencore's business. (Photo: Commodity Global)Shares in mining and commodity trader giant Glencore (LON:GLEN) fell more than 9% Wednesday morning, hitting a fresh record low, after it revealed it has swung to a steep, half-year loss and disappointed investo...Read More

K+S secures major potash supply deal from its Canadian Legacy mine

Aug. 18, 2015, 8:00 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

Legacy mine's production plant under construction. (Image courtesy of K+S)German fertilizer company K+S AG has won a deal to supply about 25% of the projected output from its Legacy potash mine in Saskatchewan, Canada, to a U.S distributor."We are seeing enormous interest in potash from our Legacy mine both from existing and new customers," K+S board member Andreas Radmacher said in a statement.Th...Read More

Glencore sells stakes in three assets, gets only $290 million

Aug. 14, 2015, 4:50 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

The Falcondo mine, in the Dominican Republic, one of the assets unloaded today. (Image from archives)Swiss commodities trader and miner Glencore (LON:GLEN) confirmed Friday it has sold its stakes in three assets it got after acquiring Xstrata in 2013, raising about $290 million.In a brief statement, the company said it has completed the sale of its 62.5% interest in the Tampakan copper-gold projec...Read More