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  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Mining
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Regulatory update
  • Date: 15/01/2014

Commodity Insights

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Metallurgical Coal Insights: Q2 & Q3 2013  

With the dip in metallurgical coal pricing, continued legislative and regulatory activities in various countries, and NGOs who are challenging mining activities – not to mention geological and labour challenges – one could be dismissive of the industry in the short term.
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To make it through these conditions, the mining sector continues to look for ways to preserve and build liquidity, and optimise return on investment (ROI).

 

While evaluating the economics, including ROI, on existing and future projects, they are concurrently reviewing business models to identify both short-term and long-term cost savings opportunities.

 

The major question will continue to be not whether they can cut costs in a downturn, but also unlock value in the business and establish a model to weather them through the peaks and troughs of the business cycle in the future.

 

 

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