Glencore, Xstrata Merger Now Complete

After more than a year of twists and turns and negotiations, the $75 billion merger between Glencore International and Xstrata became official today....

Potash Sinks After Canada Rejects BHP Billiton Bid

Shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan were down in morning trading Thursday after Canada provisionally blocked BHP Billiton's bid to buy the company, and it appears unlikely that the government, focused on protecting national assets and natural resources, will change its mind later.

Canada Rejects Takeover Bid for Potash

In a surprise decision by a government that has historically favored foreign investment, Canada has rejected a $38.6 billion foreign takeover bid for Saskatchewan-based Potash Corp.

Sinochem Closer to Countering BHP's Bid for Potash

The FTC has cleared a BHP Billiton bid for Potash Corp., but that hardly matters. Authorities in the fertilizer company's home country of Canada may not approve the transaction. And it looks like BHP won't be the only bidder. The giant Chinese conglomerate Sinochem is working on an offer.

Why an M&A Boom Could Be Just Around the Corner

Fears of an economic slowdown have sent stocks reeling and bonds soaring. With companies sitting on record piles of cash and easy credit available, this may lay the foundation for a potential mergers and acquisitions boom -- and help revive equities.

When is $39 billion is not enough?

Potash shareholders says $39 billion is not enough for the world's largest fertilizer firm, who continues to look for a buyer willing to top BHP...

Australia Raises Interest Rates Again

As Australia continues to show strong signs of economic recovery driven by Chinese demand for natural resources, the Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates for the fourth time since October. The RBA raised its key cash rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 4%, and has has now raised the rate by one full percentage point since Oct. 7.

Rio Tinto dumps its Chinese investor

Metals and mining giant Rio Tinto (RTP) will walk away from a multi-billion dollar investment from China's Chinalco. Instead of closing its...