ANALYST VIEWS: WHERE DO YOU SEE THE BHP BID FOR POTASH GOING?

 
Marion Dakers
CHARLIE GIBSON | EDISON MINING
The challenge will be on the PR front, and how Canadians view BHP. Canada doesn’t have a bad record when it comes to protectionism, and the fact that BHP is an Anglo-American company can only help.

TOM GIDLEY-KITCHIN | CHARLES STANLEY
The decision tomorrow is the crucial point. If the government allows it, and it’s finely balanced now, the market seems to think BHP will raise its bid. It depends on what other undertakings BHP has given to the government.

CHARLES KERNOT | EVOLUTION SECURITIES
Given the price of Potash shares at the moment, it seems possible that BHP will raise its bid considerably, to around $150. It may be that as more information comes out, the price could rise further still.