Belarusian potash producer Belaruskali has reached a preliminary deal with a fertiliser marketing company in Qatar, as it seeks a new strategy following a break-up of a trading venture with its Russian partner last week.
BHP Billiton scrapped its $39 billion bid for Canada's Potash Corp and bowed to calls from investors to return cash, a move that came days after regulators blocked the year's biggest takeover deal.
BHP, conceding defeat for the thi
Junior potash producers may find willing partners in China, India and other farming nations, as the majors stay off the takeover trail to develop their own huge reserves.
The smaller companies are sitting on large potash deposits they cann