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Industry Trend Analysis - Peru's Copper Sector Boosted By Low-Cost Production - DEC 2016

Americas November 2016 / Latin America / Industry

Peru's significant copper production growth will be driven by a strong project pipeline and competitive operating costs over the coming years, in contrast to decelerating copper production growth in top producer Chile.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Gold: Steady Growth Rate To Continue - DEC 2016

Asia Pacific November 2016 / Global / Industry

The global gold mining industry will experience solid production growth, supported by rising prices and improving operational costs over the coming years.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Export Weakness To Persist - NOV 2016

Europe October 2016 / Global / Industry

Seaborne thermal coal supply growth will remain weak over the coming years on the back of historically low prices and more stringent environmental regulations in the largest coal producing countries. Bright spots include Columbia and Russia, which will increase their share of exports due to low production costs and government support, respectively.

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Market Strategy - Global Commodities Strategy - DEC 2016

Middle East & Africa November 2016 / Global / Industry

Our core view remains for the Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to win the November 8 US election, but uncertainty has grown over recent days as Clinton has seen her lead in the national polls shrink. A surprise Trump victory or a potential dispute over the results of the elections would boost safe haven assets including gold prices in the days following the elections. Although such a scenario would hurt overall confidence in economic growth, the downside for industrial metals would be limited in the short term as a Trump victory would also put downward pressure on the US dollar. Moreover, other factors - mainly a slightly more positive outlook for China's economic activity in the coming months - will also continue to support metals as we approach 2017.

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