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Mining & Investment Insights

Curated interviews, articles and deal case studies that focus on mining investment opportunities in Latin America. Please contact Harry.Williams@gfcmediagroup.com if you have a case study and/or insights to share with the community.

17 May 2018   Mining, Peru, Brazil, Zinc

Nexa Resources CFO: “Brazilian economy has been a positive story, though it’s not homogenous”

Latin American miner Nexa Resources – which recently rebranded from Votorantim Metais – has in the past year completed its dual stock exchange listing, weathered a period of low commodity prices and mining sector strikes in Latin America, and maintained strong fundamentals to step confidently into the new financial year. We speak with Mario Bertoncini, the company’s Senior VP and CFO, about its prospects in 2018.

David Kelley, CEO, Chakana Copper explains the potential of Soledad in Peru’s copper spectrum

This article was originally published by Global Business Reports (GBR). It has been reprinted with permission.

Lundin Gold CFO Alessandro Bitelli on Financing Mining Projects in Ecuador

Alessandro Bitelli, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Lundin Gold, a Canadian gold miner, talks about the company’s Latin American ventures, a USD300mn deal to finance a project in Ecuador, a further loan syndication and a USD400mn equity transaction, as well as broader market outlook and the impact of politics.

Current Political and Geopolitical Landscape Across the Major Latin American Economies

Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell shares her views on how the current political and geopolitical landscapes of some of the major Latin American economies will affect the mining sector.

A China Resurgence is Good News for Metals

Keith Spence, a long time China outbound investments expert, offers his views on China's effect on metals outlook.

How Might Companies Change their Approach to Community Investment?

A classic Latin American story repeats itself from project to project: Rural people play the role of the Victim. Outsiders, like mining companies, fall into the role of Villain. Discussions polarize. Local people feel powerless. They see the Villain as a threat to land and culture, a threat to power. Local organizations emerge as defenders of the community. The community rises against the Villain to become the Hero. The Hero defends the community against the Villain. Sometimes, the person or people in the Hero Role, take action to protect the community leader’s power (not just or, even instead of, the community).

Referendum Boost Opens Ecuador to Fiscal Rebalancing

Last summer the investor community lamented the election of Lenin Moreno as Ecuador’s new president, anticipating “more of the same” from ex-leader Rafael Correa’s long-time ally and protégé. In calling for a referendum on term limits, however, Moreno appears to have delivered an unexpected blow to his predecessor’s comeback plans. Now it is time to address the fiscal “elephant in the room”.

SWOT Analysis: Latin America Mining Industry

Following a very successful trip to PDAC, the Mining & Investment Latin America Summit team put together a SWOT Analysis of the Latin American Mining industry in preparation for this year's Summit agenda.

Interview: Javier Cordova Unda, Minister of Mining, Ecuador

Javier Cordova Unda, Minister of Mining, Ecuador shares an outlook on the Ecuadorian Mining Sector including the ministries major achievements, attracting private sector investment and stimulating exploration activities across the countries assets.

Interview: Aurora Williams, Minister of Mining Chile

Aurora Williams, Minister of Mining, Chile reflects on her tenure and discusses the outlook for the Chilean Mining Sector.

 

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