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Tracking the Trends 2012

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

Mining Trends logo 2012

It could be argued that the burning issues facing the mining industry tend to remain largely unchanged over time. While this may be factually correct, it fails to take into account the extent to which shifting social, economic and political trends affect the mining sector. Looked at in isolation, each challenge may seem familiar. Looked at through a macroeconomic and geopolitical lens, however, it becomes clear that the difficulties afflicting the industry are rapidly reaching an unprecedented level of extremity.

This 2012 edition of Tracking the trends was developed specifically to help mining companies reach these goals by managing today’s risks. This year, Deloitte’s global network of mining professionals dug deep to identify not only the top trends facing the industry but also to uncover leading practices that companies can adopt to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges. Some strategies will be familiar. Some may seem less orthodox. Either way, we hope these ideas will provoke discussion, suggest alternatives and help you validate your strategic direction in the year to come.


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