Our key mining guides include: Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Guinea, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Peru, Zambia.
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A world leader in diamond production, Botswana has a strong legal framework, low prevalence of civil unrest or disorder and minimal government interference in the mining sector. Botswana also boasts infrastructure that is in better condition than several of its neighbors, which has assisted in boosting interest from international companies in the mining sector.
Brazil Mining Factsheet overview of Brazil’s economy including taxation, infrastructure development, labor relations, inbound and outbound investment.
The mining industry in Cameroon is still in its infancy stage, with activity being predominantly artisan in nature. However, the Central African nation has significant potential, and large proportions of its landmass have yet to be explored. As the state of infrastructure improves, we expect mining in Cameroon, especially iron ore and bauxite extraction, will prosper.
Among all the mining countries of the world, Canada is still among the mightiest. The country’s vast territory – the world’s second largest – holds enormous reserves of metals and minerals.
The country has abundant metals and minerals, especially in its northern desert region. None of these is more important than copper, for which Chile is widely known as the world’s number one producer.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) mining sector presents a high-risk high-return opportunity.
Ghana presents a number of opportunities in the mining sector, especially in the gold industry. It is the second largest gold producer in Africa, after South Africa and 10th largest globally.
Guinea has some of the world’s largest high-grade bauxite and iron ore reserves, but has been largely unable to benefit from its mineral resources, due to sustained instability, political risks and lack of infrastructure.
Myanmar has a strong foundation for high growth based on the demographic of the population, providing an attractive low-cost workforce.
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With a land area among the larger countries of the world, and a temperate year-round climate, Mexico is a trove of accessible mineral wealth.
Mozambique’s mining sector is growing and is on track to become one of the largest coal exporters globally by 2017.
Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in Africa, with this category contributing around half of all exports over the past decade.
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Roughly the size of France, the country of Peru is endowed with valuable natural resources. It is the world’s second largest producer of copper, after Chile, and holds the second-largest known copper reserves.
This publication reviews the mining industry, the political and economic situation in Zambia.