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China sovereign wealth fund takes 12.5% stake in potash producer

  • China Investment Corporation is now the second largest shareholder in Uralkali (URALL.PK), the potash producer whose exit from one of the world's two potash cartels sparked fears of a price war and triggered a steep sell-off in the chemical's price earlier this year.
  • The move by China's sovereign wealth fund to convert its bond holdings into a 12.5% equity stake "is part of [a] broader move to diversify its investments away from industrial commodities," FT says.
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  • pauliny
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    I would guess this would make it less likely the cartel gets back together?
    24 Sep 2013, 05:57 AM Reply Like
  • SSnape
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    Very interesting! Wait and watch!

     

    Long : URALL.
    24 Sep 2013, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • JohnPrest
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    Taking a page from POT, yet on the buyers side and a long term concern. This coupled with the other primary drivers, spring planting,/Fall potash intentions and commodity prices which will impact the previous two factors.
    Maybe POT takes an equity position as well, rather than the planned stock buyback..?
    25 Sep 2013, 09:09 AM Reply Like
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