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Tracking the trends 2012

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


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While the issues facing mining companies appear familiar year-to-year, the factors influencing the industry are moving to a new level of extremity. Amid constant commodity price gyrations and a widening talent gap, costs associated with wages, taxes and capital investments have reached new peaks. As miners expand to farther reaches of the world, they also face heightened levels of community involvement and environmental oversight — particularly as extreme weather events continue to take a toll, concerns around water mount and volatility across the industry rises.

To help mining companies manage these risks, Deloitte’s global network of mining professionals identified ten of the top trends emerging in the sector. This fourth annual report, Tracking the trends 2012, reviews the challenges industry stakeholders must address and suggests alternatives miners can adopt in response.

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