Industry Trend Analysis - 19th National Party Congress: Implications For Mining & Metals - NOV 2017
Asia Pacific October 2017 / China / Industry
China's 19th National Party Congress reaffirms our previous expectations for the mining and metals industry of the country for the upcoming years. In line with our core views, SOEs will remain the backbone of the industry, supply-side reforms will deepen with greater capacity cuts, and heightened environmental protection will boost prospects for copper, lithium and cobalt.
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Industry Trend Analysis - Relaxed Foreign Ownership Restrictions Will Not Increase Mining FDI - OCT 2017
Asia Pacific September 2017 / China / Economy
China's relaxed restrictions on foreign ownership in certain areas of the mining sector will result in better, but not absolute, safeguarding of foreign investors' interests with regard to ownershi...
Industry Trend Analysis - Ouster Of Prime Minister Will Not Deter Mining Sector Growth - OCT 2017
Asia Pacific September 2017 / Mongolia / Industry
Mongolia's strong mining sector growth will remain undeterred by the recent ouster of Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat, as improving commodity prices and existing projects underpin our positive outlook. Nevertheless, downside risks to production forecasts persist, mostly attributed to the high levels of country risk in Mongolia that could temper new investor appetite.
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Industry Trend Analysis - India's GST System: A Boon For The Mining & Metals Industry - SEPT 2017
Asia Pacific September 2017 / India / Industry
India's new GST structure implemented on July 1 will be a boon for the country's mining and metals industry despite the initial technical hiccups to be expected at the beginning. In the coming...
Industry Trend Analysis - Coal: No Export Ban In Next Two Years At Least - JULY 2017
Asia Pacific June 2017 / Indonesia / Industry
Indonesia will not enforce an export ban on coal in the coming two to three years as the government continues to prioritise revenue over energy security. In the longer term though, as domestic...
Industry Trend Analysis - Mining Regulation To Remain Favourable To Foreign Investment - JUNE 2017
Asia Pacific June 2017 / Mongolia / Economy
The Mongolian government will remain supportive of the mining industry with the latter accounting for a significant portion of the country's economy in coming years. Favourable mining laws, improvi...
Industry Trend Analysis - Modi's Reforms Positive For Iron Ore & Bauxite, Slow For Coal - MAY 2017
Asia Pacific May 2017 / India / Economy
Prime Minister Modi's reforms in the mining industry of India will bring about substantial positive changes despite slow implementation in certain sectors. Bauxite and iron ore mining will be the...
Industry Trend Analysis - Limited Long-Term Growth Prospects As Mining Sector Stagnates - APR 2017
Asia Pacific March 2017 / Australia / Industry
Australia's mining sector will stagnate in terms of value in the coming years as mineral production growth in general slows due to competition from other global exporters and a subdued commodity...
Industry Trend Analysis - Grasberg Dispute To Weigh Heavily On Indonesia's Copper Sector - APR 2017
Asia Pacific March 2017 / Indonesia / Economy
Indonesia's copper output growth will decline in 2017 as the dispute between Freeport Mc-Moran Inc and the Indonesian government regarding new regulations for foreign mining companies rolls on. Reg...
Industry Trend Analysis - Production Levels To Resist Regulatory Headwinds - MAR 2017
Asia Pacific March 2017 / Philippines / Industry
The Philippine nickel industry will maintain stable production levels in 2017, following the estimated decline in output experienced in 2016, as major miners avoid government-ordered closures and...