Vale misses profit estimates By Juan Pablo Spinetto, Bloomberg | July 31, 2014 The world's largest iron-ore producer was expected to post per-share profit of 42 cents, but only reached 28 cents. Brazilian iron mine goes dark By Juan Pablo Spinetto, Bloomberg | August 20, 2014 The Brazilian iron-ore producer will give workers at its Serra Azul unit in the Minas Gerais state a 30-day holiday, MMX said in a statement today. The furlough will begin during the first week of September. Potash collapse signals buy not build for Vale By Juan Pablo Spinetto, Bloomberg | August 27, 2013 Turmoil in the global potash market is creating an opportunity for Vale SA to buy assets at a discount as the mining company leads Brazil’s bid to become self-sufficient in crop nutrients. Vale threatens to sell Brazil potash venture amid local dispute By Juan Pablo Spinetto, Bloomberg | February 20, 2014 Brazil’s only potash producer threatened to sell its Carnalita fertilizer project if the local governments can’t settle a dispute over how the venture will be taxed. Vale posts record $6.45 billion loss on tax deal, writedown By Juan Pablo Spinetto, Bloomberg | February 26, 2014 The world’s largest iron-ore producer posted a record quarterly loss after settling a decade-long tax dispute and writing down losses.