Category Archives: Mining

Regulatory change requires creative thinking for natural resources industries

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New SMCRA rules could considerably cut recoverable reserves of some mined materials, costing the industry billions of dollars and potentially causing the loss of numerous jobs. Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

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Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Executive compensation in natural resources: Pay the price now, or pay more later

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One of the first things Theresa May did after becoming the new British prime minister was to promise to crack down on excessive executive pay in the U.K. by including the possibility of making shareholder votes on C-suite compensation binding … Continue reading →

Cyber-security: Energy firms must expect the unexpected

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Last December, three power companies in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine suffered a series of sudden, unscheduled power outages. Electricity supply to thousands of homes and businesses was unceremoniously cut off, leaving an estimated 230,000 people without heat or light … Continue reading →

The top risks facing natural resource companies

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On 23 June Britons voted in a national referendum to leave the European Union. In the first few days following the decision we’ve seen upheaval in both political and financial markets as the initial impact of this momentous decision begins … Continue reading →

Are There Smarter Ways for Latin American Mining Companies to Save Money?

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Could Latin American mining companies save money by adopting more sophisticated risk management strategies? Continue reading →

Consider Emerging Market Supply Chain Risks in Mining

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Developing natural resources in emerging markets can be rewarding, but it requires an in-depth assessment of the associated risks alongside robust supply chain management. Continue reading →

Keeping Things Moving: Supply Chain Risks in the Mining Sector

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One flaw in addressing supply chain risk in the mining sector, amongst others, is that global sourcing remains key to the procurement strategy, meaning that local supply chains are often overlooked. Continue reading →

The Rise of Resource Nationalism in Mining

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Resource nationalism is on the rise as governments of resource-rich countries increasingly wise up to new forms of intervention in order to gain a greater share of the proceeds from strategic projects. Continue reading →

Emerging Mining Risk of 2013: Cost Containment and Control in the Mining Sector

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The “strike contagion” following the tragic events in South Africa in 2012 is a clear indicator of the employment cost pressures mining groups are facing across many countries around the world. Continue reading →