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Industry Trend Analysis - Sand Project Pipeline Racing To Meet Fracking Demand - SEPT 2017

Americas September 2017 / United States / Industry

US sand production will ramp up over the coming quarters, supported by rising prices and a robust project pipeline in response to growing demand from the oil and gas industry. Sand producers will prioritise projects in close proximity to active shale operations around the Permian basin to integrate logistics and boost cost competitiveness.


Industry Trend Analysis - Regional Metals & Mining Outlook For A Low Carbon Economy - SEPT 2017

Asia Pacific September 2017 / Global / Industry

Asia will be the largest contributor in terms of mining-related carbon emissions, prompting significant regulatory and investment efforts aimed at tackling those emissions moving forward. Developed markets in the Americas and Europe will benefit from a larger proportion of renewables in their energy mix and more advanced technology that will make regulatory changes easier to incorporate, while Africa will continue to lag behind on these fronts.


Industry Trend Analysis - Copper, Aluminium, Lithium To Benefit From Transition To Low Carbon Economy - SEPT 2017

Europe September 2017 / Global / Industry

The metals and mining industry will play a key role in the global transition to a lower carbon future, as low carbon systems have a more metal intensive composition than that of traditional fossil fuel-based high carbon systems. Copper, aluminium, lithium and cobalt demand will be supported by the transition, while policymakers and the mining industry will face the new challenge of balancing the shift to a low carbon future with sustainable metal extraction over the coming years.


Company Trend Analysis - Caterpillar: Recovery To Continue At A Slower Pace - SEPT 2017

Middle East & Africa September 2017 / Global / Industry

2017 will mark a turning point for Caterpillar, as the company looks on track to post its first revenue growth since 2012. Construction will remain a driving force behind the company's growth over the coming 18 months, whilst both the mining and energy industries will see a mixed performance over the same period as commodity prices remain volatile and companies hold off from expanding investment. Over the multi-year horizon, Caterpillar's ability to progress on its technological innovation projects will be crucial to its competitiveness.