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Industry Trend Analysis - China To Stir Coal Market Again In 2017 - FEB 2017

The Chinese government's aim to balance environmental protection with cheap and stable coal supply to households and steel mills will generate significant volatility in the global coal market in 2017. The country will shift to cleaner sources of coal through heightened consolidation of 'dirty' mines while increasing production from 'cleaner' mines in order to remain on track to attaining self-s...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Australia To Lead, Emerging Asia To Lag In Mining IoT Adoption - NOV 2016

The incorporation of advanced technology such as IoT and 'big data' in mining operations in Asia will continue to gain ground in the coming years for the use of accident-prevention, cost cutting and productivity enhancement. Nevertheless, country-specific challenges such as the lack of skilled labour, poor power and network connectivity and high costs will ensure uneven adaptation within the...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Asia Mining: Key Operational And Regulatory Challenges - OCT 2016

Despite ranking highest in our global mining rewards index and an overall positive outlook, the Asian mining landscape will remain rampant with risks such as corruption, bureaucracy, environmental protection, inadequate infrastructure and resource nationalism. While infrastructure will improve and resource nationalism will slowly be replaced with more openness, corruption, bureaucracy and...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Minimal Consolidation In Oversupplied Metal Sectors - SEPT 2016

Chinese metal and mineral production growth will depend more on prices and fundamental factors than announced government reform targets over the coming years. Overall, we expect mineral and metal production growth in China to slow over the coming years compared to the last five years. Domestic environment-driven consolidation efforts by the government will remain more effective than consolidati...

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