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Industry Trend Analysis - Gold Mines & Projects: Asia Dominates - MAR 2017

Americas March 2017 / Global / Industry

Following the recent addition of gold projects to our Global Mine Project Database, we analyse the main findings behind the data. Overall, despite strong project pipelines, a number of projects remain stalled as gold miners will continue to prioritise cutting costs and refocusing on core assets following a multi-year gold price downtrend. Gold miners will increasingly invest in Asia, as rising demand from China attracts new projects and improving prices encourage development.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Quick View: North Korea Coal Ban Is A Temporary Boost To Global Prices - MAR 2017

Asia Pacific March 2017 / Global / Industry

Should the ban be implemented, it would be a material net positive for seaborne coking coal prices. China imported 22.5mn tonnes of coal from North Korea in 2016, representing 12.3% of the country's total imports. The need to source this coal from elsewhere will boost demand for imports from other major coking coal suppliers, including Australia, Canada, Russia and Mongolia.

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Global Industry Overview - Lead: Tightening Market To Support Price Recovery - FEB 2017

Europe February 2017 / Global / Industry

The global lead market balance will shift into deficit on the back of persistent supply cuts, which will push prices higher in the coming years.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Despite Price Rally, Iron Ore Mine Sales To Continue - MAR 2017

Middle East & Africa March 2017 / South Africa / Industry

Despite the recent rally in prices, Anglo American will remain committed to selling its Kumba iron ore mine in South Africa. Production of iron ore in South Africa is set to stagnate at 75mnt from 2017-2021, as iron ore prices gradually decline over the coming years and regulatory and infrastructure challenges persist.

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