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Sep 01
2010

Dukes flying in PotashCorp battle

Posted by dbedell in shareholder rightspotashpoison pillmergers and acquisitions, M&A;, DealsCanadaaustralia

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Few people would have cared—or understood—three weeks ago if someone had said that potash is a hot commodity. But with Australia’s BHP Billiton and Canada’s PotashCorp in a dukes up, all out brawl right now for control of the Canadian fertilizer firm, potash—and the fertilizer industry—have taken on new significance.

On Tuesday they took the battle to fresh heights—or depths as the case may be—when PotashCorp accused the Aussie mining firm of “highly-unethical” behaviour, as the FT reports.

Apr 25
2010

Rate hikes round the corner

Posted by nicklord in ThailandratesPhilippinesNorwayMalaysiaJPMorgan, Israel, IndiaCanadaBrazilaustralia

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JPMorgan today came out with research predicting a wave of global rate hikes in the next three months. So far only five countries have started to raise rates: Australia, Norway, India, Israel and Malaysia. JPMorgan predicts that number to rise to 14 over the next trimester.

"For a broad range of emerging market and commodity-producing nations, momentum is shifting decisively toward normalizing policy," writes the bank in today's note. The two biggest countries likely to raise rates are Canada and Brazil; Canada due to the improving economic sentiment in the US and Brazil due to the massive capital inflows it is experiencing.

Mar 24
2010

Canadian banks may be next to feel the pain

Posted by mcole in RiskmortgagescomplianceCanadaBanks

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Canadian banks have so far avoided the damage done by the financial crisis, as opposed to their US counterparts, but that may not be the case for much longer.

A mortgage bubble with lax lending standards and borrowers overextending themselves is lurking in Canada, and could plague its banks with bad loans.



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