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Industry Trend Analysis - Bleak Future For Lead - AUG 2016

Americas July 2016 / United States / Industry

The US lead mining industry will see steady declines in production, as low lead prices and tightening environmental regulations weigh on producers' profit margins over the coming years.


Industry Trend Analysis - Mine Services To Target High-Value Commodities, Technology - AUG 2016

Asia Pacific July 2016 / Mongolia / Industry

Mine services companies will increasingly target better-performing commodities and focus on technology research and development to help miners streamline operations and cut costs as the weak mineral price environment continues to weigh on profit margins.


Industry Trend Analysis - Cost-Competitive Clean Energy Gaining Traction In Mining - AUG 2016

Europe July 2016 / Mongolia / Industry

Miners will increasingly look to renewable energy as a source to meet their power needs, as the subdued mineral price environment incentivises firms to reduce reliance on more expensive diesel or distant, unreliable electricity grid systems. Tightening environmental regulations and miners' interest in improving their public image will accelerate this trend.


Industry Trend Analysis - Mining: Political Flashpoints 2016 Revisited - AUG 2016

Middle East & Africa July 2016 / South Africa / Political Risk

Mining regulations, royalty hikes and labour unrest remain high on the political agenda in countries with a large mining sector.