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Mali miners to face 'significant disruption' following coup

Mali miners to face 'significant disruption' following coup

Coup will likely prove a headache for miners.

Politics

19 AUGUST 2020
Condé third term to cement Guinea's Wild West image

Condé third term to cement Guinea's Wild West image

Reputational concerns will multiply if Condé's third term becomes reality, says risk consultancy

Politics

07 AUGUST 2020
Copper mine closures to bolster prices, says Jefferies

Copper mine closures to bolster prices, says Jefferies

Supply falling just as Chinese demand is set to recover

Copper News

24 MARCH 2020
ESG 'Wild West' in need of refinement, says Verisk Maplecroft

ESG 'Wild West' in need of refinement, says Verisk Maplecroft

Verisk Maplecroft-WoodMac propose a better, more contextualised model

Events

11 MARCH 2020
Guinea's Condé tests miners' patience

Guinea's Condé tests miners' patience

Operational environment continues to deteriorate in the West African country

Politics

01 MARCH 2020
Dangerous rise in civil unrest threatens global mining industry

Dangerous rise in civil unrest threatens global mining industry

Threats include jihadist violence, disruption to exports, political intervention and criminal gangs....

Politics

15 JANUARY 2020
South Africa miners face frustration and delay as power crisis continues

South Africa miners face frustration and delay as power crisis continues

Miners may carry heavy cost burden from South Africa's ongoing power crisis

Politics

13 DECEMBER 2019
Sahel violence casts shadow over West Africa

Sahel violence casts shadow over West Africa

A deteriorating security environment across the Sahel leaves mining companies with much to ponder.

Politics

13 NOVEMBER 2019
How risky is Russia?

How risky is Russia?

Polymetal premium? You can bank on it.

Politics

27 MARCH 2019
Lithium-demand story holds firm

Lithium-demand story holds firm

Chinese appetite likely to fuel next leg of battery-metal frenzy

Research

21 MARCH 2018
DRC: Still a risk-reward story

DRC: Still a risk-reward story

Political unrest and mooted legislative changes loom over country's mining growth potential

Africa

09 AUGUST 2017
Burkina Faso after the revolution

Burkina Faso after the revolution

Verisk Maplecroft's Seán Smith on how the country's mining sector has changed, post 2014

Africa

30 JUNE 2017
The model mining code

The model mining code

If governments decide they want a mining industry, it starts with a decent mining law

Leadership

20 JUNE 2017
Conflict minerals not confined to the DRC

Conflict minerals not confined to the DRC

Myanmar, Nigeria and Colombia hold high supply-chain risk

Africa

06 APRIL 2017
"Outburts of frustration (could) escalate into attempts to topple the dinosaur regimes"

"Outburts of frustration (could) escalate into attempts to topple the dinosaur regimes"

While the big focus for risk analysts is collapsed oil revenue in countries like Angola and Gabon, Verisk...

Africa

22 JANUARY 2017
Risk adjustment

Risk adjustment

The downturn in the commodities cycle has heightened the risk for miners

Leadership

23 SEPTEMBER 2016
Transparency ruling scrutinises payments

Transparency ruling scrutinises payments

Risk firm takes a view on the recent SEC ruling on government payments

Leadership

26 JULY 2016
Burkina Faso's miners safe for now

Burkina Faso's miners safe for now

President unlikely to revisit mining code for foreseeable future

Leadership

11 DECEMBER 2015
Argentina enjoys breath of fresh air

Argentina enjoys breath of fresh air

Balanced equation is positive for mining sector after opposition victory

Central/South America

30 NOVEMBER 2015
Commodity downturn alters risk landscape

Commodity downturn alters risk landscape

New pricing and cost-cutting environment brings key changes to above-ground risk management outlook

Leadership

28 SEPTEMBER 2015

Gabriel latest: lawyers at dawn

Multi-billion dollar mining legal duel set to get underway

Europe/Middle East

29 JULY 2015

DRC heads corrupt-index list

FIFA scandal symptomatic of scale of corruption but also reach of new anti-bribery measures

Leadership

17 JUNE 2015

So much for Soma

Mine health and safety in Turkey has not improved despite high-profile cases of systemic regulatory failure...

Europe/Middle East

01 JUNE 2015

Waiting on a second chance

West Africa got a glimpse at the future during the recent minerals boom, including the key ingredients...

Africa

27 MAY 2015

City risks rise, says dashboard

Abuja, Cairo and Nairobi among 'extreme' risk cities, according to Verisk Maplecroft survey

Leadership

20 MAY 2015

Atlas highlights water security risks

Research firm, insurer point to rising risks around water and, indirectly, mining investments

Leadership

06 APRIL 2015

Ecuador dangles a golden carrot

Where once an onerous tax regime ensured the country was starved of significant investment in its vast...

Central/South America

26 JANUARY 2015

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Impending battle for control of DR Congo, & its mineral riches, threatens further pain for miners.

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