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Company Trend Analysis - Caterpillar: Recovery To Continue At A Slower Pace - SEPT 2017

2017 will mark a turning point for Caterpillar, as the company looks on track to post its first revenue growth since 2012. Construction will remain a driving force behind the company's growth over the coming 18 months, whilst both the mining and energy industries will see a mixed performance over the same period as commodity prices remain volatile and companies hold off from expanding investmen...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Regulations Shaking Up SSA Mining Landscape - AUG 2017

Regulatory changes to the mining codes of a number of Sub-Saharan countries will pose risks but also present opportunities for investors in the coming years. Various mining jurisdictions, including major producers, will be affected by an uptick in populist policy positions that call for greater local beneficiation and will lead to increased costs for miners. On the other hand, several other...

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Industry Trend Analysis - SSA: Key Mining Risks Ahead - JUNE 2017

BMI View: Sub-Saharan Africa's mining sector will continue to face significant challenges in 2017. Upcoming elections in key markets will contribute to regulatory uncertainty and worsen the security environment, while a flare up in resource nationalism and continued infrastructure deficits will pose additional downside risks to miners operating in the region.

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