As improving mineral prices prompt a cautious return to growth strategies for major miners, we highlight advanced technology in operations and technology-associated minerals, such as copper, lithium and cobalt, to be the focus of spending. Nonetheless, regulatory uncertainty, particularly in China, will create risks to this otherwise positive outlook.
Major diversified miners will see improving financials and performance over the coming years as FY2016 marked the start of positive net incomes following years of losses. Nevertheless, miners will remain focused on capital and supply discipline, with debt reduction and efficiency enhancements despite improving commodity prices.
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...
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