Brazil Petrochemicals and Chemicals 2017

Country: Brazil • Industry: Chemicals • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: November 2017 • Authors: Laura Brangwin and Matthias Lomas Executive Summary: It was all going so well for Brazil in the years leading up to 2014. The economy was strong, with GDP growth reaching heady heights at 7.5% in 2010 and averaging 3% until 2014. As many developed countries were still reeling from the global financial crisis, Brazil, a member of the BRICS nations of emerging economies, appeared ascendant. In 2014, however, Brazil’s economy hit the rocks. What ensued was Brazil’...

Chile Mining 2017 E&MJ Release

Country: Chile • Industry: Mining • Publication: E&MJ • Release Date: November 2017 • Authors: Imara Salas, Kevin Norchi, Meredith Veit Executive Summary: It is no secret that the global downturn in commodity prices has left mining jurisdictions across the world reeling since 2013. Chile, whose mining sector comprised 20% of its total GDP as recently as a decade ago, is no exception. As a country whose economy has historically depended on mining and whose national budget is pegged to the price of copper, Chile serves as a microcosmic representation of the mining industry at la...

    India Pharmaceuticals 2017 Pre-Release

    Country: India • Industry: Pharmaceuticals • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: October 2017 • Authors: Catherine Howe, Neha Premjee Executive Summary: India’s pharmaceutical industry, ranked third worldwide in terms of volume, is the largest supplier of generic drugs globally and a proponent of high-quality affordable medicines. The industry has posted double-digit growth over the last few years, rising to US$36.7 billion and projected to grow to US$40 billion by 2020. However, as price erosion continues to impact the market and competition increases, many of...

    Québec Aerospace 2017

    Country: Canada • Industry: Aerospace • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2017 • Authors: Catherine Howe, Sorina Dumitru, Matthias Lomas Executive Summary: Driven by a culture of innovation and the presence of four internationally-renowned OEMs, Québec has long been recognized as one of the world’s top aerospace hubs. Nevertheless, as companies further along the value chain continue to offshore and outsource to lower-cost jurisdictions in pursuit of the most competitive supply chain, Québec must also adapt accordingly to maintain its leading posit...

      British Columbia, Yukon and Vancouver Mining 2017

      Country: Canada • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2017 • Authors: Laura Brangwin and Eduardo Arcos Executive Summary: As long-time mining jurisdictions, British Columbia and Yukon have recently seen increased exploration dollars benefiting from their political stability, improved commodity prices globally and a hub of geological talent in Vancouver. In B.C., the new NDP government has come to power at a turning point: production in both coal and copper has increased, complemented by advancements in technology and AI to optimize op...

      MINPER – PERUMIN Official Investment Guide 2017

      Country: Peru • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2017 • Authors: Alfonso Tejerina, Imara Salas, Laura Brangwin Executive Summary: PERUMIN delegates expect to feel an optimistic vibe during the Arequipa convention starting September 18th, as copper prices move closer to $3/lb levels and exploration programs continue to pick up globally as well as in Peru. In this auspicious context, and in partnership with Peru’s Institute of Mining Engineers, Global Business Reports has once again produced the Official Investment Guide of the ev...

      MACIG 2018 PRE-RELEASE II

      Country: Africa Countries • Industry: Mining • Publication: Global Business Reports • Release Date: September 2017 • Authors: Lindsay Davis, Laura Brangwin, Anne-Laure Perrin Klein Executive Summary: In producing the Mining in Africa Country Investment Guide (MACIG) in partnership with the African Mining Indaba, what is clear is how quickly the investors’ sentiment across Africa can dramatically change year-on-year in reaction to social and political developments and the uptick in the mining sector globally, hence the need for regular analysis increases. Home to the African Minin...

      Western Australia Mining 2017 E&MJ Release

      Country: Australia • Industry: Mining • Publication: Engineering & Mining Journal • Release Date: September 2017 • Authors: Elisa Iannacone, Lindsay Davis, Alice Pascoletti Executive Summary: A change in government in March brought some uncertainty to WA at a time when the iron ore giant was forced to look to alternative commodities given fluctuating market prices. With a forward-thinking mentality and an appetite for risk, Australian miners are seeking alternative outlets for their extractive prowess, particularly looking to projects that will address the global need for lithi...

      Peru Mining 2017 E&MJ Release

      Country: Peru • Industry: Mining • Publication: E&MJ • Release Date: August 2017 • Authors: Alfonso Tejerina, Imara Salas, Laura Brangwin Executive Summary: After four consecutive years of shrinking exploration budgets, 2017 appears to be the turning point for the industry with drilling programs increasing again worldwide –and Peru is no exception. While some juniors learnt to navigate the low cycle through innovative business models, mostly aiming at generating cash-flow, those companies that managed to keep good assets are benefiting from much better market conditions to ...

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