Mining

What are the three future mega themes in commodities markets?

In a recent Global Macro Themes webinar in partnership between GlobalData and TS Lombard, in a session titled 'Commodities: The…

Why has Canada banned Chinese mining investments?

Canada has become the latest country to announce protectionist measures to block ownership by Chinese companies of local companies. On…

Aluminium production is critical for the energy transition but hamstrung by high electricity costs

The energy transition is driving a huge surge in demand for aluminium, but the industry is facing huge capacity constraints…

Opinion: Energy transition could multiply mining in Africa and destroy the continent’s forests and carbon sinks

It is the greatest paradox of our age: in attempting to solve the problem of climate change, we are turning…

FDI in metals and minerals in 2021: The state of play

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic saw foreign direct investment (FDI) project numbers decline by 17.5% in 2020. However,…

Major project status: Ardea on the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project

In March, the Australian Government awarded the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP), located in the Goldfields–Esperance region of Western Australia, ”major…

No sacrifices: inside nickel mining in the Philippines

In February 2017, Gina Lopez, the Philllipines’ then environment secretary and a long-time green activist, ordered 23 of the country’s…

FDI in metals and minerals: The state of play

The Covid-19 pandemic caused overall foreign direct investment (FDI) project numbers to decline by 17.4% in 2020, when compared with 2019 figures.…

How big could Venezuela’s oil market be?

Since sanctions have been placed on Russian oil following the invasion of Ukraine, much of the Western world has been…

‘The West wasn’t worried about rare earths until Covid’: In conversation with Stormcrow Capital’s Jon Hykawy

The Western world does not have an integrated rare earth elements (REEs) supply chain in the way that China does…