BHP Billiton's (BHP) hostile bid for Potash (POT) may be kicking off a number of battles to...

|About: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)|By:, SA News Editor

BHP Billiton's (BHP) hostile bid for Potash (POT) may be kicking off a number of battles to control fertilizer, now that demand may recover more quickly than expected, and acquisition is cheaper than entering the market. China needs much more and (in the short term) droughts aren't hurting demand; Potash and Mosaic (MOS) may be sitting pretty.