Published: 23 Jul 2015
The Chinese government’s efforts to take the heat out of its unsustainable rate of growth was meant to slow down economic expansion, but analysis by the US investment bank suggests that the policies implemented may have had the unintended consequence of pushing some sectors into decline. Minerals and metals commodities are among those expected to be hardest hit, as China’s GDP success story comes down with a bump.
Published: 15 Jul 2015
The minerals industry is used to taking its cues from other business areas when it comes to innovative transport solutions. But although mineral logistics have benefitted from this copy-cat approach, increasing demands from its customers mean that it may soon have to take the lead and come up with its own technologies, Bruce McMichael, IM Logistics Correspondent, writes.
Published: 07 Jul 2015
Negotiations are underway to revamp the existing free trade agreement between Mexico and the European Union in a deal that will replace that signed in 2000, at a time when the EU has expanded significantly and Mexican production of talc, bentonite and kaolin, among other minerals, is surging.
Published: 01 Jul 2015
A research report by EY has concluded that companies need to focus on a return to industry growth, which will come about sooner than previously thought owing to operational improvements, capital efficiency and high opex miners dropping out of the cost curve. The firm believes that if mining companies do not start to refocus on growth, a supply crunch could emerge.