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April 15, 2014
11:44 EDTBHP, POTPotash Corp. advances after report says BHP could make new bid
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT) shares are higher this morning following a report that indicated BHP Billiton (BHP) may make another bid for the company. BHP Billiton, a diversified natural resources company, previously tried and failed to buy Potash Corp., an integrated fertilizer and related products maker, in 2010, but failed the government's "net benefit test" and the Saskatchewan government opposed a deal. WHAT'S NEW: The Globe and Mail this morning reported that BHP could consider making a new bid for Potash Corp. The Canadian publication notes that a deal is "not a sure thing," but adds that owning Potash Corp. would be the best way for BHP Billiton to get into the potash business. The Globe and Mail said the value of the potential deal could be "more like $40B," though the "real" cost would be less. BHP has not expressed interest in Potash's operations in phosphate and nitrogen, according to the report, which speculates that BHP could possibly look to sell off those operations and could also look to mothball Potash Corp's $15B Jansen project in Saskatchewan. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The Fly notes that Jochen Tilk will become president and CEO of Potash Corp. on July 1. ANALYST REACTION: Miller Tabak upgraded shares of Potash to Neutral from Sell following the Globe and Mail report. PRICE ACTION: Potash Corp. shares trading in New York were up 60c, or 1.77%, to $34.49 in late-morning trading. Meanwhile, BHP Billiton shares trading in New York were down $1.35, or 1.9%, to $69.89.
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March 24, 2015
08:31 EDTPOTCanpotex undercut by Belaruskali deal with China, FT reports
Belarus' state-owned fertilizer group, Belaruskali, has agreed to sell its potash to Chinese buyers at $315 a tonne for the first half of 2015, which is well below market prices which are currently about $330-$340 a tonne, said Financial Times, noting that Canpotex, the offshore marketing company jointly owned by Agrium (AGU), Mosaic (MOS), and Potash Corp. (POT), had been holding out for higher prices with the Chinese. Reference Link
March 18, 2015
17:30 EDTPOTPotash sees FY15 pre-tax earnings reduced C$75M-C$100M due to tax changes
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March 17, 2015
13:42 EDTPOTPotash upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale
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13:14 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
05:51 EDTBHPBHP Billiton's South32 demerger to cost $738M
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March 16, 2015
10:02 EDTBHPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:07 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
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March 13, 2015
06:32 EDTBHPU.S. looking into importing ferroalloy from BHP plant, Reuters says
The Department of Commerce is looking into inexpensive ferroalloy imports from a BHP Billiton plant in Australia, reports Reuters, citing the Department of Commerce. Reference Link

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