Asia has become the dominant global mining player over the last decade, with China, India, Australia and Indonesia becoming global leaders in mineral production.
(PRWEB UK) 17 January 2014
Business Monitor has just released its latest analysis on Asia’s Mining Investment Opportunities in their new whitepaper ‘Asia Investment Opportunities in Mining: Risk/Reward Analysis’. The whitepaper includes Business Monitor’s country comparative risks and rewards ratings tables for the mining industry in each country, as well as specific analysis on four countries of particular interest within the region – China, India, Australia and the Philippines - including key trends and developments.
A snapshot of the whitepaper:
Asia has become the dominant global mining player over the last decade, with China, India, Australia and Indonesia becoming global leaders in mineral production. We expect this to continue as major companies such as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton focus on the expansion of core high-margin assets in Australia, while state-owned companies undertake investment in China and India.
While Australia leads the region in our mining business environment ratings, thanks to abundant mineral wealth and stable investment climate, the rest of Asia is generally hampered by security issues and nationalistic concerns over mining investment. This is most notable in countries such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines, where bureaucracy and red tape are slowing development.
A second theme is growing environmental concerns over the effects of mining activities, which has resulted in more government intervention, a trend we have seen around the world. In China, environmental concerns have partly prompted the government to restructure and consolidate the massive mining industry, especially the iron ore, coal and rare earths sectors.
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