From the monthly archives: June 2016

In an excerpt from their exclusive interview with Mexico Mining Review 2016, Milind Karkare (MK), Senior Vice President, and Luiz Carlos Vega Patricio (LCV), Brazil Sales Manager of Andritz Automation explain the company strategy and the added value it can provide to mining operators.

 

 

Q: How does Andritz Automation’s IDEAS software help to […]

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The Mexican mining royalty tax has caused controversy long before its implementation, but Primero Mining recently launched a legal challenge against the Mexican government under NAFTA, claiming infringement of the Canadian operator’s legal rights.

The point of contention arose from an agreement between Primero and silver streaming firm Silver Wheaton, whereby the […]

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In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Mining Review 2016, Eduardo Bennett, Mexico President of Komatsu explains Mexico’s positioning in the company’s global portfolio and its main growth strategies.

Q: Given that Komatsu is a global corporation, where does Mexico fit into the overall business strategy for the group?

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From the 16th century Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, to Napoleon III’s intervention at Veracruz 300 years later, Mexico has not always had a smooth relationship with foreign powers. However, one particular bilateral partnership seems to be going from strength to strength – Canada. The world’s second largest country participates in a variety of […]

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In an excerpt from his exclusive interview with Mexico Mining Review 2016, Mitchell J. Krebs, President & CEO of Coeur Mining discusses Mexico’s positioning in the company’s global portfolio and shares its strategy for lowering costs while maintaining institutional knowledge.

 

 

Q: You operate across the Americas, with operations in Australia and New Zealand, […]

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Compared to the peak of gold mining in 2012, when investment reached over US$8 billion, last year’s investment totaled US$5.2 billion, a fall of almost US$3 billion. However, after a continuous fall in 2013 and 2014, with investment levels coming in at US$6.5 billion and US$4.9 billion respectively, miners may feel positively about the 2015 […]

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Life is not easy for mining companies in Mexico at the moment, and most of the challenges the industry faces are well-documented. The prices of precious metals, despite a recent spike, still remain well below the record levels of 2011 and continue to put pressure on operating expenses and on exploration budgets throughout the sector. On top of […]

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