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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.

How mining companies with strong CSR Programs benefit all stakeholders

Well-executed CSR Programs for mining companies are key to lower financial risk and higher returns on investment.

Colombian Mining sector: Interview with Lobo Tiggre on challenges and opportunities for the industry

Lobo Tiggre isn’t well known in the mining investment world. But his work is. He spent almost a decade and a half working for Casey Research, writing well-read analysis about the industry.

Recently rebranded Plateau Energy Metals turns its focus to lithium as well as uranium

This interview was originally published by Global Business Reports (GBR). It has been reprinted with permission. Photo courtesy of Plateau Energy Metals

Bear Creek's CEO provides an update of the Corani silver-lead-zinc project in Peru

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

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).

 

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