Will sustained stress unmake the mining & metals markets?
A year ago, the first wave of distress in the mining & metals sector provided the industry’s major and mid-size players with something to think and talk about. It...more
Kazakhstan’s new legal and regulatory changes are part of a push for progress and are a step in the right direction in creating a simpler, more transparent and attractive environment for international investment in the mining...more
James Killick, John Tivey, Rebecca Campbell, Jan Jeram and Anthony Elghossain of global law firm White & Case examine the process and the issues that may arise should such a deal come to fruition.
The market’s been...more
With an ongoing malaise in the mining and metals markets, industry participants have continued to anticipate, identify and respond to risks differently. Some participants have elected to retreat from emerging economies,...more
More difficult project funding environment brings innovative financiers to the fore -
A combination of factors since the global financial crisis has made it increasingly difficult for companies other than the majors to...more
In recent years, African stars have soared. Governments, investors, and citizens have driven – and benefited from – booms in banking, construction, retail, and telecommunications. All along, of course, African states have...more
Weathering the bottom of the cycle -
Even the global resources giants have been forced to look inwardly and restructure more than just their business strategies in order to cope with the pressures of the prolonged...more
Removing the price fix for gold and silver may cause a rethink on the reliance on spot prices in contracts -
First published in Mining Journal, August 2014
The fix is finished. Amid ongoing technological and...more
African states rich in resources are striving to increase domes tic involvement in their economies – especially in oil and gas. In attempting to increase domestic participation throughout the value chain, some African states...more