Québec Mining 2016

Country: Québec • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: November 2016 • Authors: Razvan Isac and Ty Jeevaratnam Executive Summary: Positive evolution would be the best way to describe the development of Québec’s mining industry over the past several years. The prestigious annual survey of mining companies, conducted by the Fraser Institute, perfectly reflects this trend, with Québec gradually improving its appeal as an investment destination for the industry: from 24th in the world in 2013, to 10th in 2014, to 8th in 2015.  Several developme...

Argentina Petrochemicals and Chemicals 2016

Country: Argentina • Industry: Chemicals • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: November 2016 • Authors: Alice Pascoletti, Laura Brangwin, Harriet Bailey, Katherina Prügel and Francis Lister Executive Summary: In the wake of Argentina’s historic change in government, the discovery of huge shale oil and gas resources and the consequent focus for private investment in hydrocarbons and raw materials downstream, the country’s chemical market shows promising projections of expansion on the horizon. Since his December 2015 election, President Mauricio Macri has foc...

    Ontario Aerospace 2016-2017 Pre-Release

    Country: Canada • Industry: Aerospace • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: October 2016 • Authors: Ty Jeevaratnam and Camila Moscoso Executive Summary: Ontario is noted for its skills in advanced manufacturing, IT and certain aerospace technologies and is home to aerospace clusters that together employ 21,000 workers directly, making it the second largest aerospace industry in Canada after Quebec. Ontario-made aerospace parts are used on virtually every commercial aircraft around the world. The region is home to 40% of the world’s commercial landing gear manuf...

    Singapore Chemicals 2016

    Country: Singapore • Industry: Chemicals • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: October 2016 • Authors: Irina Negoita and Neha Ghanshamdas Executive Summary: Comfortably situated on Jurong Island, Singapore’s chemical sector serves as a pillar of the global chemical industry. In 2015, grossing over S$80 billion and employing more than 25,000 people, the sector accounted for 28.6% of Singapore’s total manufacturing output, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  The city-state continues to perpetuate its “home for business” motto, impressing the w...

      MACIG West Africa Pre-Release 2016

      Country: West Africa Countries • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: October 2016 • Authors: Laura Brangwin, Alexa Parks, Meredith Veit, Catherine Howe Executive Summary: Despite an historical perception of many West African countries as challenging for business, change is on the horizon as companies become more willing to test the water. New initiatives are greatly increasing the attractiveness of the region from an investment perspective, and previous deterrents such as infrastructure deficiencies and economic and political instability are fad...

      Québec Mining Booklet 2016

      Country: Canada • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2016 • Authors: Razvan Isac and Ty Jeevaratnam Executive Summary: With an amended mining law, a mining-friendly provincial government elected in 2014, the creation of the Société du Plan Nord in 2015, with a vast mandate and impressive budget with which to develop huge tracts of the north of the province, we see numerous, rather surprising and overall positive developments in Québec. From favorable US$/C$ exchange rates dramatically improving gold producer profits, to non-tradi...

      BRAMIN 2016

      Country: Brazil • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2016 • Authors: Alice Pascoletti and James Hogan Executive Summary: Political turbulence, weak commodity prices and a decrease in the value of the local currency have bought Brazil’s economy to a crisis point. 2015 saw iron prices drop to a five year low of $75 per ton. The Bento Rodrigues dam disaster of November 2015 brought global scrutiny to the country’s mining sector. And, the impeachment of Dilma Rouseff was the latest episode of a long-lasting political crisis that h...

      Peru Mining 2016

      Country: Peru • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2016 • Authors: Alfonso Tejerina, Laura Brangwin, Katherina Prügel, Miguel Pérez-Solero Executive Summary: The months leading to Peru’s 2016 presidential election gave a feeling of deceleration, yet they were actually quite eventful. Quietly but steadily, two of the world’s largest copper mines, the expanded Cerro Verde and Las Bambas, located in the south of the country, ramped up output to dramatically increase the red metal production profile of Peru.  GDP growth o...

      Ontario Higher Education 2016 WSM Release

      Country: Canada • Industry: Education • Publication: World Student • Release Date: September 2016 • Authors: Harriet Bailey and Ty Jeevaratnam Executive Summary: Whist GBR has, until now, concentrated our efforts on covering the globalization of various industrial sectors, we perceive that the globalization of Higher Education and its convergence with industry are of increasing relevance to our readers. With this in mind, we have begun our foray into Higher Education in Ontario, Canada – home to a plethora of educational institutions that attract thousands of foreign students f...

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