Category Archives: Mining

U.S. interest rates key to natural resources industry risk

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When we surveyed top executives from natural resources firms across the globe earlier this year on what they saw as the biggest challenges their firms faced, we learnt that many C-suiters rated currency and interest rate fluctuations high among their … Continue reading →

Mining under pressure


Mining may be our oldest industry — it predates agriculture by tens of thousands of years — but that doesn’t mean it’s predictable. In 2016 mining companies all over the world face pressures that are testing their leaders and risk … Continue reading →

Energy and mining execs fear a special kind of political risk

Natural Resources Risk Index: Geopolitical Risk

The Natural Resources Risk Index found the risk of "creeping expropriation" most troubling to many energy and mining executives. Continue reading →

Regulatory change requires creative thinking for natural resources industries


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


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


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 →