Forecasts predict a flat gold production for Canadian gold companies, while lithium producers should be cautious of its own success. Nickel and nitrate set the example of how price volatility and supply-and-demand economics can quickly cause its downfall.

As for Mexico, James McDonald, President of Kootenay Silver, in an exclusive preview of Mexico Mining Review 2019, gives his opinion on Mexico’s attractiveness.

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MEXICAN OUTLOOK

 

In an exclusive preview of the 2019 Mexico Mining Review’s edition James McDonald, President & CEO of Kootenay Silver, discusses Mexico’s mining outlook, the exploration landscape and the main achievements the company made in its drilling program this year.

Candidates’ Sparring Provides Hints for Mining Industry, the second Mexican presidential debate.

Sinaloa wants to create its own mining cluster. The state’s Minister of Economy, Javier Lizágarra, announced the creation of the cluster in a move to promote the mining industry.

 

THE FORECASTS

 

EY Canadian Mining Eye Index reports an 8 percent drop in performance during 1Q18 compared to 4Q17.  Forecasts indicate a lower production for most Canadian gold mining companies.

Caution is the lesson learned by abandoned towns in Chile after the rise and sudden fall of nitrate prices. Could lithium be next?

Peru keeps its hopes pinned on mining. The industry accounted for 10 percent of the country’s GDP and 62 percent of its exports in FY17, reports the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM).

The BlackRock World Mining Trust is recovering from the downturn. The net asset value of its underlying portfolio (NAV) has doubled since 2015 but remains low compared to the last peak’s value in 2010.

 

MINING GOING TRANSPARENT

 

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President Julius Maada Bio calls for an immediate review of Sierra Leone’s Mines and Mineral Acts. With the industry accounting for 80 percent of the country’s exports, its new ruler wants to make mining more profitable and transparent.

The citizen initiative Responsible Mining in Baja California Sur denies allegations of financing Morena’s political campaigns. Miguel Luna, President of the promotion committee, argues a lack of proof.

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