Mining & Investment Insights
Curated interviews, articles and deal case studies that focus on mining investment opportunities in Latin America. Please contact Marcia.Ardila@GFCMediaGroup.com if you have a case study and/or insights to share with the community.
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.
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 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).
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”.
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.
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.
Aurora Williams, Minister of Mining, Chile reflects on her tenure and discusses the outlook for the Chilean Mining Sector.
Victor Gobitz, Chief Executive Officer, Buenaventura, discusses the main challenges facing the mining sector and how Buenventura are planning to overcome them.
2017 marks the first year since 2013 that mining majors are seriously kicking the tires of Latin American mining assets. Revitalized miner balance sheets, positive trending metal prices and welcoming gestures from national governments all fuel the rising appetite for acquisitions in Latin America.
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