Report - May 2019
Mining Capex 2019
The mining industry is back in growth mode, as evidenced by the 2019 spending and development plans of numerous major players. BNamericas’ sample of 20 major mining companies with presence in Latin America found that their combined globa...
Report - May 2019
Electric Power Capex 2019
Led by Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru, investments in Latin America's electric power sector are seen rising in 2019. More than 76% of respondents to a BNamericas survey said they expected an increase in the number of project approvals ...
Report - Apr 2019
Guiana Shield: Going for Gold
Gold miners, large and small, are exploring and investing in the Guiana Shield in South America. The region is believed to be highly prospective and under-explored. Stretching from southern Venezuela to northern Brazil, the Guiana Shield...
Report - Mar 2019
The New Drivers in Gold Mining
Ageing deposits and a lack of discoveries in recent years are leading the gold sector to big mergers, while exploration spending is on the rise again. BNamericas' mining team takes a look at the trends and the projects to watch in Latin ...
Report - Feb 2019
Mining in Ecuador: Balancing Risks and Rewards
Ecuador's attractiveness as a mining destination has risen dramatically in the past few years thanks to a new legal framework and positive exploration results. Major international miners are eyeing the country with interest although rece...
Report - Jan 2019
Mining Survey 2019
The global mining industry's priorities are slowly shifting as companies start to put more emphasis on the future. This year's survey shows an increasing focus on growth, balanced with the need to continue to prioritize operational optim...
Report - Dec 2018
Mining & Metals Outlook 2019: Time to Take Positions
Metal prices will remain stable in 2019 and concerns about global economic growth will raise doubts about demand for commodities. This will keep the industry’s profits and expenses flat for the next few years. Many traders will remain fo...
Report - Nov 2018
Copper in Latin America: Great Expectations
The global copper market is facing a looming deficit that is expected to drive prices higher within a few years, a boon for existing operations that is also leading to a new drive in copper-focused mining investment in Latin America...
Report - Sep 2018
Mining in Brazil: Breaking New Ground
A series of new regulations and rising global metals prices are set to spur investment in Brazil's mining sector. The result of the October presidential election should resolve current political uncertainty and speed up sector growth.
Report - Aug 2018
AMLO: Friend or Foe for Mining in Mexico?
Mexico's left-wing president-elect Andrés López, or AMLO, will take the reins at a key moment for the country's mining industry, with a metals price-driven rebound beginning to gain traction. The Morena party leader's landslide election ...
Report - Aug 2018
Mining in Colombia: Fortune Favors the Bold
Colombia's president elect Iván Duque has pledged to cut corporate taxes, lessen bureaucracy and reduce legal uncertainty for foreign investors. This is positive news for mining as the country has large, untapped mineral resources that r...
Report - Jun 2018
Mining in Peru: Putting the Pieces Together
Peru is one of the best places to invest in mining in Latin America with a stable legal framework, firm respect for private property and excellent geological potential. Political stability and rising metals prices are helping to boost in...
Report - Jun 2018
Mining in Chile: Back to the Future
Higher copper prices and a new political outlook have brought optimism back to Chile's mining sector. This report outlines the new government's take on supporting investment and the country's growing project pipeline.
Report - May 2018
Biggest miners active in Latin America to raise glob...
Mining industry capital spending is on the rise, in Latin America and globally. BNamericas’ sample of 22 major mining companies with presence in Latin America shows combined global capex is budgeted at US$43.753bn in 2018, a 21% increase...
Report - Apr 2018
Iron Ore in Latin America: Projects Making a Cautiou...
Iron ore prices are somewhat more stable after the commodities down cycle, though they have not recovered as well as other base metals. Still, some Brazilian and Peruvian projects have been recently reactivated and are set to keep Latin ...
Report - Mar 2018
Zinc in Latin America: Strong Prices Driving New Wav...
Zinc prices have finally rebounded after a long downturn, surging 38% in 2017 to their highest annual average in a decade. The turnaround is driving investment in zinc projects in Latin America, with stalled greenfields being reactivated...
Report - Feb 2018
Venezuela: Last Jewel in the Global Mining Crown?
Nationalization, asset seizures and non-payment of arbitration claims under President Nicolás Maduro have made Venezuela a toxic environment for mining investment. But multinationals continue to circle, attracted by the country's enormou...
Report - Jan 2018
White-Gold Rush: South America’s Lithium Triangle
BNamericas' January edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "White-Gold Rush: South America’s Lithium Triangle".
Report - Jan 2018
Mining Survey 2018
BNamericas' January edition of the Mining and Metals report titled "Mining Survey 2018".
Report - Dec 2017
Mining Outlook 2018: Investment Returns in Earnest a...
BNamericas' November edition of the Mining & Metals Outlook report titled "Mining Outlook 2018: Investment Returns in Earnest as Metal Prices Consolidate".
Report - Oct 2017
Mining in Mexico: First Steps on the Road to Recovery
BNamericas' October edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Mexico: First Steps on the Road to Recovery".
Report - Sep 2017
Mining in Brazil: Recovery Underway but Political Te...
BNamericas' September edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Brazil: Recovery Underway but Political Tensions Still Simmer".
Report - Aug 2017
Junior Mining: Light in the Tunnel or Another False ...
BNamericas' August edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Junior Mining: Light in the Tunnel or Another False Start?".
Report - Jul 2017
Mining in Colombia: Land of Opportunity or Pandora’s...
BNamericas' July edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Colombia: Land of Opportunity or Pandora’s Box?".
Report - Jun 2017
Mining in Chile: Positioning for Recovery
BNamericas' June edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Chile: Positioning for Recovery".
Report - May 2017
Mining in Peru: Prices, Politics and Communities Cha...
BNamericas' May edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Peru: Prices, Politics and Communities Challenge".
Report - Apr 2017
Copper in Latin America: Optimism Is Back, But Is In...
BNamericas' April edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Copper in Latin America: Optimism Is Back, But Is Investment?".
Report - Mar 2017
Mining in Argentina: Preparing for Takeoff
BNamericas' March edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Argentina: Preparing for Takeoff".
Report - Feb 2017
Gold Mining in Latin America: Time to Return to Growth?
BNamericas' February edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Gold Mining in Latin America: Time to Return to Growth?".
Report - Jan 2017
Mining in Ecuador: A New Dawn
BNamericas' January edition of the Mining & Metals report titled "Mining in Ecuador: A New Dawn".