Industry Trend Analysis - Consol-idating Its Focus On Shale Gas - DEC 2013
Americas November 2013 / United States / Industry
Consol Energy's decision to offload traditional coal assets so as to focus on significant growth opportunities in the US shale gas segment is indicative of the prevailing dynamics in the domestic...
Industry Trend Analysis - Proposed Royalty Rates May Limit Sector Growth - DEC 2013
Americas November 2013 / Mexico / Industry
We now believe that proposed tax legislation in Mexico presents a significant downside risk to miners active in exploration and mine development. Royalty rates that were proposed in a tax reform...
Industry Trend Analysis - Recent Strike Leads To BMI Production Downgrade - DEC 2013
Americas November 2013 / Colombia / Industry
We are revising down our 2013 production forecast for Colombian coal production after a labour strike against Drummond lasted for approximately seven weeks. The strike, which ended in mid-September...
Industry Trend Analysis - PE To Gain Traction Amidst Mining Downturn - DEC 2013
Americas November 2013 / Global / Industry
The number of deal flows between private equity (PE) firms and mining companies are set to gain traction over the coming quarters. An emerging base of PE funds is stepping in to fill the funding...