Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s largest seed company worth $64 billion, recently explored a takeover of $34 billion Swiss rival Syngenta AG (SYNN) in a transaction that would have allowed the U.S. firm to move its tax location to Switzerland.
Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best in people. Such is the case in Australia's mining sector, according to Richard Karn. While some companies are floundering or failing altogether, Karn has noticed a few shining exceptions.
In this interview, Jack Lifton tells us how a non-Chinese international rare earth toll refinery would get separated rare earths downstream more efficiently, while simplifying miners' business plans. Find out which companies could be part of the solution.
It’s challenging to have the fortitude to hold on to investments during a one-day carnage event like last Thursday. Everywhere you looked there was red on the screen. So what should an investor do after a day like Thursday?
For too long, the rare earth space has operated in obscurity. Greater clarity on prices, inventory levels and demand will create more market stability, according to Matt Gibson, institutional research analyst with CIBC World Markets.