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  • Industry: Mining
  • Date: 12/1/2011

Business risks facing the Mining Industry 

It’s a perplexing time to be in the mining industry. After a severe global financial crisis dashed commodities prices and swept aside a six-year boom, a promising two-year recovery gave the industry reason to hope. But the global economy has relapsed into another less severe downturn in 2011, staunching global demand and forcing down commodities prices once again.
This turn of events has the industry focusing on risk all over again. Many industry leaders believe that this downturn is a crisis of confidence more than a crisis of fundamentals. Economics and commodity prices may be beyond the control of the industry, but a lot can be accomplished through good management as we have witnessed since the first economic crisis.
Business risks facing the Mining Industry
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What are the major risks that management is likely to face in 2012? This publication surveyed mining industry executives at KPMG’s Annual Mining Executive Forum and asked them to prioritize the three biggest risks they would be facing in 2012 and interviewed lead mining professionals at KPMG to get inside these issues.

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