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New Potash Trading Company
Fri Sep 6, 2013 12:45 PM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree on Thursday creating a new potash trading company following the collapse of the country's partnership with Russia's Uralkali that sent global markets for the fertilizer into turmoil, Belarus' state news agency reported.

The government will also cancel export duties on potash until the end of the year to "ensure the stable operation" of state-run potash producer Belaruskali.

The new trading company will keep the same name as the old trading partnership with Uralkali -- Belarusian Potash Co., or BPC -- but will be fully under the control of Belarus ...

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