Category Archives: Mining

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

Emerging Risks

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 →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2013?

Emerging Risks

We look ahead for the risks businesses should prepare for in 2013. Read their predictions and vote for the one most likely to affect your business this year. Continue reading →

Our Scariest Mining Risk – Strike Contagion: The New Epidemic in the Mining Industry

Scariest Risks

Is South Africa facing a “meltdown in the mining sector” as posed by Perry Williams of the Australian Financial Review?  Continue reading →

Vodka, Airag and Natural Resources – a Winning Combination

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When I mentioned to a number of people in Melbourne that I was going to Ulaan Baatar, they all said “Where is that?” It is always my intention when I pen a blog to inform, elucidate and entertain, so I … Continue reading →

South African Insurance Industry Won’t be Hit by Strike Claims


The recent tragic events effecting South Africa’s mining industry highlight the potential exposure that exists to investments in many emerging market locations as a result of loss or damage related to strikes, riots and labour disturbances. Continue reading →

Video: Claims Disputes Spark Calls for Standard Mining Wording

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As stated in our most recent Mining Market Review, the mining insurance industry was rocked by natural catastrophe and operational losses to the tune of $3.5 billion last year—almost six times the estimated annual premium base of $600m. But when … Continue reading →

Biggest Risks Facing Mining Industry

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In my last blog, I referred to the number of losses suffered by the mining industry over the past five or so years. I noted that losses originated from a plethora of causes including natural catastrophes and operational shock losses. Continue reading →