Comment: Things can still get worse for mining finance

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bleak year ahead, but industry pain is likely to have positives in the long-run

The first quarter of 2013 was a difficult one for the global mining industry.

In what is becoming a familiar dirge for the sector, the combination of rising operating costs, falling prices and lower ore grades is being compounded by a scarcity of exploration capital .

 

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