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Industry Trend Analysis - King Coal Will Not Let Glencore Down - JULY 2017

Americas June 2017 / Global / Industry

Glencore's strategy of prioritising coal assets at a time when major miners are exiting the market will be a boon for the miner in the coming years. Already the world's largest exporter of seaborne-traded coal, Glencore will be able to continue extending monopoly power in providing cheap energy to the developing world where coal will continue to dominate energy mixes for decades to come.


Global Industry Overview - Mining Mid-Year Update: Key Themes For 2017 - JULY 2017

Asia Pacific June 2017 / Global / Industry

At the mid-way point in the year, we are assessing the performance of our Mining key themes for 2017, as outlined at the end of 2016. Thus far, most themes are playing out or else still in play.


Industry Trend Analysis - Projects By Geography: Asia & Africa To Remain Bright Spots - JULY 2017

Europe June 2017 / Global / Industry

Asia and Africa will emerge as capex hotspots as miners prioritise these regions for the limited greenfield projects in which they will invest over the coming years. Within Asia, Australia will lead as strong ore reserves sustainability, advanced technology and infrastructure, supportive government regulation and minimal political and economic risks make the country an attractive investment destination.


Industry Trend Analysis - Coal To Remain On Steady Growth Trajectory - JULY 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Africa / Industry

Coal production in Sub-Saharan Africa will be supported in the coming years by large untapped reserves and growing demand for cheap energy in emerging markets in Africa and Asia.