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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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Verisk Maplecroft's Jimena Blanco discusses the policy fallout from the latest Brazil TSF disasaster...

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Scepticism is mounting over Indonesia's bid to move up the aluminium value chain

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Social opposition remains key industry hurdle in Colombia
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Duque's reforms buoy investors, but solving the popular consultation conundrum will be a tricky task...

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"Tshisekedi would be a relatively positive figure for mining investment"
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The DRC elections appear to have removed Joseph Kabila but investors are advised to look closer

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"Environmental, social issues are hurdles in easing the regulatory landscape"
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Verisk Maplecroft's Jimena Blanco discusses the pros and cons of potential changes in Chile

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"It's whether decentralisation helps that or makes corruption worse"
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Verisk Maplecroft's Eileen Gavin talks through the potential impacts of political changes in Peru

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"He will try to triple the budget by extracting more revenue from mining"
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"He will try to triple the budget by extracting more revenue from mining"

Verisk Maplecroft's Indigo Ellis on the likely outcomes of a DRC election certain to be rigged

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Likely Shadary win in DR Congo threatens further squeeze on miners' profits
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Likely Shadary win in DR Congo threatens further squeeze on miners' profits

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

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"It's clear the groups that remain at large are targeting extractives companies"
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Verisk Maplecroft's Jimena Blanco talks FARC, refugees and a pro-business government in Colombia

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DR Congo: Is government intervention the real risk to watch?
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New forms of government intervention likely to top tax hikes as the key DRC worry for miners

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