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Potash to add more execs at Saskatoon office

From the Calgary Herald | Potash Corp. announced Monday it will boost its head office contingent in Saskatoon from 209 employees to 300 by the end of 2013 as part of its “pledge to Saskatchewan.”

Canada blocks BHP-Potash deal

The Canadian government on Wednesday blocked BHP Billiton’s $39 billion bid for Potash Corp., the world’s biggest producer of a key crop nutrient, halting what had been the world’s biggest takeover attempt this year and sending Potash Corp. shares tumbling.

Ottawa said the Anglo-Australian miner’s takeover bid offered no likely net benefit to the country as required by Canadian law. BHP has 30 days to make additional representations to the Canadian government before the decision is final. Get the full story »

Potash takeover opposition ‘no bargaining chip’

The Saskatchewan government’s opposition to BHP Billiton’s $39 billion takeover bid for Potash Corp., the crop nutrient producer based in the Canadian province, is not a negotiating stance aimed at squeezing concessions out of BHP, Premier Brad Wall said Monday.

Saskatchewan is recommending that the federal government reject the bid by BHP, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, on the grounds that it provides no net benefit to the country and will instead cost Saskatchewan revenue, jobs and strategic influence over a key commodity. Get the full story »