Chile's rigid labour market will pose considerable challenges to copper miners looking to keep costs low and improve margins amid price volatility in 2017. Nonetheless, the country's copper sector will return to growth by 2018 as prices stabilise over the coming years.
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...
Canada's gold mining sector will continue to focus on paring down costs to remain competitive in a volatile gold price environment, increasingly through investing in alternative energy sources. Tightening environmental regulations will accelerate this trend.
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