Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., the world’s largest fertilizer producer by market value, forecast 2014 earnings that trailed analysts’ estimates after the price of its namesake crop nutrient fell 24 percent.
Goldcorp Inc., the world’s second- largest miner of the metal, made an unsolicited offer to buy Osisko Mining Corp. for about C$2.6 billion ($2.38 billion) in a deal that would add 10 million ounces of gold reserves and make it the largest producer in Quebec.
Barrick Gold Corp. will temporarily suspend construction at its $8.5 billion Pascua-Lama mine on the Argentina-Chile border as the world’s largest producer of the metal tries to conserve cash after prices slumped.
Goldcorp Inc., the world’s largest gold miner by market value, deferred work at its Cerro Negro project in Argentina after the estimated construction cost jumped on permitting delays and higher labor expenses.
KGHM Polska Miedz SA, the copper miner with the largest European output, agreed to buy Canada’s Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. for about C$2.87 billion ($2.84 billion) in the largest overseas acquisition by a Polish company.
Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. is poised to secure the largest takeover price increase in North America as the cheapest copper bid on record leaves room for Vale SA or Antofagasta Plc to make a competing offer.