A ‘super major’ is born?

The blockbuster, friendly takeover offer by Phelps Dodge for Inco and Falconbridge looks like it has a good chance of succeeding, and if it does, it’ll profoundly shake up mining in Canada, producing…

BHP Billiton reaches for more Skye (July 03, 2006)

Vancouver — Mining giant BHP Billiton (BHP-N, BLT-L) must like what it sees in aspiring nickel producer Skye Resources (SKR-T, SKRZF-O), having recently purchased 2 million additional shares in the j…

Ryan Walker

Phelps Dodge adds twist to four-way battle

Phoenix, Ariz.-based copper giant Phelps Dodge (Pd-N) has emerged as a white-knight bidder for both Inco (N-T, N-N) and Falconbridge (Fal-T, Fal-N), with the trio unveiling plans for a three-way merge…

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