Going where the grass is greener

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Friday, 27 August 2010

COMMENT: Why are the big mining groups, like BHP, focusing on potash? And why now?

Talk of the minerals town this month, and perhaps for a while longer, is BHP Billiton Plc’s $39bn. bid for the world’s largest potash producer, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.

The initial offer, immediately rejected by PotashCorp., could represent the biggest business transaction of the year, and in the minerals world,...

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