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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.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Ouster Of Prime Minister Will Not Deter Mining Sector Growth - OCT 2017

Asia Pacific September 2017 / Mongolia / Industry

Mongolia's strong mining sector growth will remain undeterred by the recent ouster of Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat, as improving commodity prices and existing projects underpin our positive outlook. Nevertheless, downside risks to production forecasts persist, mostly attributed to the high levels of country risk in Mongolia that could temper new investor appetite.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Iron Ore: Growth At A Standstill - OCT 2017

Europe September 2017 / Global / Industry

Global iron ore production will grow modestly due to mine restarts and expansions in Brazil and India which will boost production. Meanwhile, output growth in China will decline on the back of falling ore grades and high costs of production.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Zambia Copper To Power On - OCT 2017

Middle East & Africa September 2017 / Zambia / Industry

We expect Zambian copper production to remain on a positive growth trajectory the coming years. Despite ongoing power shortages, governmental support for the mining sector and strong copper prices over 2017 will drive copper production growth in the coming months.

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