The global economy might grow more strongly now, and commodity prices in particular could see a nice boost.
The dollar was down against the euro on news from the European Central Bank. And that pushed the price of commodities up.
Failure to bring production from low-cost mines into the production mix will put pressure on margins in the short term.
Shares of Freeport McMoRan are trading at just 7.9 times trailing earnings. Uncertainty is keeping its price depressed.
The company's main rival stumbles as its CEO resigns in frustration.
This group could see longer-term price gains of 50% or more.
A delay or exit from the project could significantly hurt Vale's fertilizers business.
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