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Tracking the trends 2011

The top 10 issues mining companies will face in the coming year

Tracking the trends 2011
The mining industry is no stranger to responding to shifting demand signals. Yet rampant demand from growing economies still took the sector by storm. As the flow of commodities increasingly moves to non-OECD nations (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), mining companies are struggling to ramp up. They need to rise up to this challenge at a time when traditional suppliers are protecting their natural resources, permitting is more difficult, and labour remains scarce.

To help mining companies respond to these realities, Deloitte’s global Mining practitioners once again identified ten of the top issues emerging in the mining sector. This third annual report, Tracking the trends 2011, takes a hard look at the constraints mining companies will face as they attempt to meet burgeoning demand from emerging nations.

While financing remains scarce, Asian buyers and sovereign wealth funds are increasingly closing the gap, sparking a surge in M&A activity. To expand supplies, companies are also looking at ways to access reserves from some of the world’s less hospitable regions. Amid this complexity, mining companies continue to contend with traditional issues—from securing a social licence to complying with more stringent government regulations. To respond to these industry trends, mining companies must continue to structure strategic plans that take the full measure of their global risks and opportunities into account.

Download Tracking the trends 2011 today to gain insight into industry best practices, a perspective on emerging mining industry trends and valuable guidance to help you lay a foundation for future growth.

Asia’s expanding influence on the global mining industry

Related links

North American Mining leader Glenn Ives on BNN (Dec. 9, 2010; posted with permission)

Mining government will see more government intervention: report (Toronto Star; Dec. 1, 2010; posted with permission)

'Fickle' finance seen as top issue for miners - Deloitte (Mining; Dec. 1, 2010; posted with permission)

Canadian miners must adapt to meet demand - Deloitte (Reuters; Dec. 1, 2010; posted with permission)

Mining in 2011? Extensive report from Deloitte takes a look at trends in global mining (Canadian Mining Journal; Dec. 1, 2010; posted with permission)

Mining industry axis shifting to new markets as OECD nations 'hunkered down' (Vancouver Sun; Dec. 1, 2010; posted with permission)


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