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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.

Diego Temperley of Auscham on the potential of Mining and development of Lithium in Argentina

The mining sector in Argentina is becoming more increasingly more attractive for investors since the government's plan to encourage more investment and develop new projects. We spoke to Diego Temperley, President of Auscham to get an overview on how the industry is moving forward and to explain why Lithium could be a game changer.

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.

Colombia: A New State of Play

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: Revenue Management and Mining & Agriculture

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.

Copper biggest influence on Chile’s future despite crucial fiscal reforms

Business confidence has been hit in Chile on concerns over the implementation of a number of reforms across the country. However, the positive performance of the Chilean Central Bank and Ministry of Finance has continued to place the country above many of its peers in Latin America. Nevertheless, the performance of the country’s economy remains heavily tied to the price of copper, the leading driver of the Chilean economy.

Peru looking solid but susceptibility to external factors worrying

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.

 

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