Just hours after abruptly cancelling a planned interview with the "failing New York Times," Trump's team has confirmed that the meeting is back on. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks recently confirmed the meeting to a member of the press pool:
Hicks confirmed that Trump will meet with @nytimes "as planned."
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) November 22, 2016
Just one day after calling a summit of the major mainstream media executives and anchors at Trump Tower in which he referred to everyone as "dishonest, deceitful liars," Trump this morning has continued his feud with the media by cancelling a planned meeting with the "failing New York Times." A tweet sent by Trump this morning indicated that the meeting was cancelled after the New York Times tried to change the "terms and conditions" of the meeting which Trump found to be "not nice."
Yesterday's brief hiccup in what has been an otherwise relentless rally in global risk assets is all but forgotten this morning, as European and Asian stocks, and US equity futures, all rise in quiet trading ahead of tomorrow's FOMC meeting, with the Dow set to make a 16th consecutive post-election all time high.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. reported a 12-per-cent drop in second-quarter earnings on Thursday as the company faced sinking nitrogen prices and higher costs in its potash business.
Saskatoon-based Potash Corp., which is trying to buy German potash producer K+S AG, also lowered the high end of its full-year earnings guidance due to recent fertilizer market activity. However, the company maintained its usual bullish outlook.
The chief executive of K+S AG suspects Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. will shut down much of his company’s European production if it gains control of it. Sources close to Potash Corp. dispute this notion.
It sets up an interesting debate that will grow fiercer if Potash Corp. launches a formal bid.
A rebounding fertilizer industry and an eye-popping $39 billion dollar bid for Potash Corp. (POT) by the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton (BHP), are telling signals – ones that suggest that Canada’s tiny handful of potash producers and aspiring miners are ripe plums for the picking.
A Canadian / Chinese partnership to commercialize Africa’s first modern-day potash mine may yet get the ultimate endorsement from the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), by way of a takeover bid. So says Robert Winslow, a potash analyst at one of Canada’s leading investment banks, Toronto-based Wellington West Capital Markets, in reference to Toronto-based Allana Potash Corp.