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Mosaic flags phosphates retreat after summer surge

The fertilizer giant reports a jump in quarterly phosphates margins, thanks to soaring sales volumes. But current dynamics are less upbeat

Heavy rains drive Intrepid Potash to surprise loss
The US potash group unveils its third loss in four quarters, after rains force a capacity shutdown. But it flags "positive" market conditions
New potash capacity needed 'around 2020' - BHP
The mining group, which is developing a huge potash project in Canada, acknowledges that the market is "clearly in oversupply" - but not for ever
PotashCorp raises world potash demand hopes, again
The potash giant, for a third time, raises its industry demand forecast. But setbacks over some foreign investments hold back group profits
Yara flags dynamics behind nitrogen price rises
The fertilizer giant highlights nitrogen output "curtailments" at a time of "strong" demand. Still, Yara's profits growth disappoints investors
CF Industries calls off merger talks with Yara
The groups end negotiations over creating a \$30bn nitrogen giant, amid rumours that CF was pressing for more than a 50% stake in the tie-up
Yara replaces CEO Haslestad, as CF talks continue
Yara's finance director is promoted to chief executive, replacing Joergen Ole Haslestad, who the board say is "not the right person" to lead the group
Agrium shares ease on profits downgrade
The Canadian fertilizer and farm retail, for a second year running, warns on third- and fourth-quarter results
Mosaic cuts output, citing elevated ammonia costs
The fertilizer giant reduces phosphate production, blaming "disconnected" ammonia and sulphur prices. It curbs ideas of phosphate and potash sales too
Brandtzaeg quits as Yara boss before taking office
Svein Richard Brandtzaeg, citing Yara's talks of a \$30bn merger with CF Industries, decides to stay at Norsk Hydro - which he says is "where I belong
Yara-CF tie-up 'could release hefty deal benefits'
UBS hikes its price target for Yara shares, on ideas of the planned tie-up with CF Industries showing big benefits. But Credit Suisse is more cautious
CF investors 'deserve a premium' from a Yara deal
Societe Generale highlights the benefits to Yara of access to CF Industries' cheap US gas supplies, as brokers react to the groups' merger talks
Yara in talks with CF Industries over $30bn merger
Shares in Norwegian nitrogen giant Yara International soar after it reveals talks with US-based rival CF Industries over a "merger of equals"
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