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Labour costs help shape competitive appeal

Myanmar, Cambodia and Guinea are among the world’s 10 lowest-cost economies for businesses to operate...

Leadership

03 FEBRUARY 2015

A crisis in confidence

However, investors’ enthusiasm remains curbed by a plethora of major challenges that are blighting the...

Africa

23 JANUARY 2015

Resource nationalism: a theme for all seasons

The answer, according to some analysts, is more resource nationalism (if that is the right word), not...

Politics

06 JANUARY 2015

Burkina coup presents long-term risks

Maplecroft (in an exclusive article on Mining Journal’s website) has predicted delays to mining-sector...

Politics

06 NOVEMBER 2014

A bumpy road to reform

It's not been a great month or so for Zambia's mining industry. Given the “vision”� for the immediate...

Africa

03 OCTOBER 2014

Looking for mining mojo

Amid a slump in global coal prices, infrastructure and logistics continued to be the major headache in...

Africa

03 OCTOBER 2014

Arabian riches

Djibouti, one of Africa's smallest and most resource-poor countries, provides a window into the potential...

Africa

12 SEPTEMBER 2014

Fog of war clouds outlook for mining in Ukraine

  The ongoing war in Ukraine's Donbas region has had a major effect on the coal mining industry. Coal...

Europe/Middle East

03 SEPTEMBER 2014

Real risk on the rise

If any reminder were needed that the world can be an extremely dangerous place, the profoundly tragic...

Europe/Middle East

25 JULY 2014

Kenya attacks underscore security risks

Sophisticated and relatively large-scale attacks on civilians in coastal regions in June and July 2014...

Africa

22 JULY 2014

Zambia mining investment under threat

The Zambian government's decision to review taxes and withhold VAT repayments has sparked concerns in...

Africa

02 JULY 2014

Mexico: Illegal obstacles

Large-scale illegal mining has increased considerably in Mexico since 2010, generating risks for mining...