This week’s Interview of the Week is with Tony Rovira, Managing Director of Australian company Azure Minerals. The conversation addressed a cobalt exploration project that may hold the highest-grade in the world, Mr. Rovira’s outlook for the cobalt global market and the competitiveness of Mexico’s mining industry.

Q: In 2017, Azure Minerals made two […]

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Gold prices are expected to remain strong in the short term as global financial uncertainty and dovish monetary policy spur demand for the yellow metal. Copper, however, is under pressure amid a deceleration in China’s manufacturing sector. In turn, low copper prices are partly responsible for the reduction of Chile’s GDP forecast. In Mexico, CAMIMEX […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Peter Secker, CEO of Bacanora Lithium. We discussed Mexico’s investment appeal and its potential to become a top lithium producer; also, we reviewed Bacanora’s strategy for meeting the world’s growing demand for the metal.

Q: Why did Bacanora Lithium choose Mexico to start its next lithium […]

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Mexico’s mining production continues to wane. Data for the first four months of 2019 showed a 20 percent decrease in comparison with the same period last year. However, promising investments and government initiatives underlined the importance of the sector for the country’s economy. Also, gold’s bullish run appears to be slowing down, while the forecast […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Ian Telfer, Chairman of the Board at Goldcorp. We discussed Goldcorp’s growth strategy, Mexico’s place and potential in the global mining industry and mining’s transition to cleaner energy.

Q: What is your perception of the global mining industry and what role does Mexico play in this context?

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The recent bullish run that raised gold prices to levels not seen in almost six years seems to be stabilizing, possibly after investors overbet on rate-cuts. However, some analysts say the rally is not over yet. Though the yellow metal’s price is just one of many factors affecting production, its current levels may boost Mexico’s […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Keith Neumeyer, President and CEO of First Majestic Silver. We discussed First Majestic’s strategy in Mexico, expectations surrounding the gold to silver ratio and some of the intricacies involved in the company’s acquisition of San Dimas.

 

Q: First Majestic produced 3.8 million silver equivalent ounces in […]

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The Week in Mining highlights developments in Mexico’s mining industry. At the government level, the country’s senate ratified the trade agreement with the US and Canada and reassuring declarations came forth from the Ministry of Economy. On the sector’s forefront, Fresnillo’s debt outlook was reduced, Azure is set to start its fully-funded Oposura project and […]

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This week’s Interview of the Week is with Octavio Alvídrez, CEO of Fresnillo. We discussed how Fresnillo has weathered the economic downturn and remained the world’s top silver producer and Mexico’s top gold producer. Also, we spoke about some of the operator’s new and exciting projects, both in Mexico and abroad, and its plans for […]

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The Week in Mining focuses on the rise in gold prices caused by an uncertain global growth outlook, tensions between the US and other countries and a potential Fed rate cut. Copper prices are also climbing, mainly due to expectations regarding China’s new infrastructure plans and a labor strike at the world’s largest copper mine. […]

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