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Falling road transport capacity because of border closures and fears about weak health precautions by bulk shipping operators could threaten the hitherto outstanding success of Western Australia’s iron ore mining sector in protecting their workers and the national economy from the worst effects of COVID-19.

(CORPORATE)
Samarco mine joint owners Vale and BHP say a bid for bankruptcy protection against its debtors owed up to $US5B poses no threat to their obligations for compensation and reparation programs resulting from the 2015 collapse of the Fundão tailings dam.

(CORPORATE)
Australian-based management of coal producer TerraCom has taken operational management control of its South African mines in an attempt to overcome the financial and operational performance issues that dragged it to a heavy interim loss.

(DEVELOPMENT)
Miners line up for a chance to capture a significant share of the rapidly growing global demand for low-emissions renewable hydrogen to power plant and vehicles, replace fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions and potentially take over power supply in remote areas.

(REGULATION)
Australian-based developer Greenland Minerals faces the need to overcome the strong opposition of the majority party in Greenland’s new coalition government to be able to proceed with development of its world-class Kvanefjeld rare earths and uranium project.

(INVESTMENT)
Canadian mining companies seeking foreign investment to help grow their post-COVID recovery learn their deals will face increased scrutiny to protect national security.

(COMMENTARY)
The drastic impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic continue to dog the US economy, despite signs of recovery in the labour market, but they are also building a national consensus on the need to revive the mining sector for its vital contribution to sectors ranging from energy and defence to transportation, manufacturing and healthcare.

Mining executives around the globe have delivered a positive response on the attractiveness of the major Canadian jurisdictions in the 2020 edition of the prestigious Fraser Institute annual survey. While Canadian companies had reason to celebrate, the Australian mining sector was less impressed by the decline of their states.

(COMMENTARY)
The challenges of meeting newly awakened community expectations for environmental, social and governance standards make financial and investment sense for companies in the global mining sector.

(COMMENTARY)
ESG matters. The 2021 Mining & Metals survey by global law firm White & Case says the sector’s performance to the highest standards of environmental, social and governance management will be the dominant factor in retaining investor support for the mining sector.

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Mining Billboard

Insights and analysis from leading industry commentators