December 2014 Analysis

Industry Trend Analysis - Weekly Mining & Projects Roundup - DEC 2014

Looking ahead to 2015, we expect the Bloomberg World Mining Index to continue basing. On the one hand, a renewed slowdown in Chinese economic activity will weaken copper and aluminium prices from current levels, squeezing mining companies' profit margins as demand growth for these industrial metals falters. We also forecast lower gold prices. On the other hand, capital discipline and restructur...