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.
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).
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.
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.
The administration of President Juan Manuel Santos is entering its final stretch with presidential elections next year, prompting Colombia Gold Letter to take the pulse of sentiment in the mining and exploration sector on several key issues.
Apurimac, the second poorest region in Peru - with poverty levels of 56% and extreme poverty levels of 25% - will soon be one of the largest mining districts in the country. The region is sparsely populated and has significant needs, as basic services coverage is very limited. In this scenario, unfulfilled expectations can become a source of discontent that can potentially lead to conflict.
Peru has become one of the best investment destinations for foreign investors in Latin America. Although the outlook for the country’s economy is improving, Peru’s over-reliance on mining means the it is very susceptible to external factors such as a global economic slowdown or US rate hike.
Analysts at BBH, a New York-based investment house, see many reasons to be optimistic about Peru’s economy following the first round of elections which took place in the Latin American country this week.
17 Apr 2018
13 Dec 2017