CORRECTED-Potash Corp profit plunges on lack of China, India sales

Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:55am EST
 
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Jan 31 (Reuters) - Potash Corp of Saskatchewan reported a 38 percent drop in quarterly profit on Thursday as key potash buyers China and India stayed out of the market.

Net earnings for the fourth quarter fell to $421 million, or 48 cents per share, from $683 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier. (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Bangalore equities newsroom; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)