Global Business Reports


Catherine Howe, Carl-Johan Karlsson, Margarita Todorova

MACIG 2020 DRC Pre-Release Edition

June 19, 2019

The DRC is widely considered the most resource-rich country in the world, with vast deposits of copper, cobalt, zinc, iron and uranium in the south, diamonds in the west and gold in the north. It also constitutes one of the riskiest regions in Africa, with widespread corruption, tattered infrastructure and conflicts between dozens of armed groups. For investors, the choice to enter the DRC is a high-risk, high-reward dilemma where feasibility constantly hangs in the balance. The long-term implications of the new mining code are yet to be realized, and the predicted consequences of a mounting Chinese presence in the mining sector are ambiguous. Yet, with the recent election of a new president and the formation of a coalition government, the worst turbulence might be in the country’s rearview — opening the door for exploration and the expansion of existing projects. The price of cobalt, which has suffered a six-month downturn, is also expected to pick up in 2019 while new technologies contribute to safer, more sustainable and cost-efficient operations. In our special country report on the DRC, we provide a first-hand account of the country’s investor climate based on interviews with top-level executives, organizations and government officials.


After cementing its position as a logistics industry leader in the DRC for over six decades, Comexas Afrique is launching into a new phase of existence and undergoing a rebrand, which will introduce the world to a new name, ConnexAfrica.
Groupe Forrest is a completely family-owned company that has been operating in the DRC since 1922 without interruption.
International consulting company SRK discusses expectations for the future of the DRC’s mining industry.
KPMG draws on global experience and local expertise to help clients navigate the DRC’s complicated legislative framework.


Mexico Chemicals 2023 Chemical Week Release

Over the first 10 months of 2022, Mexico exported 20% more products to the United States than it did during the same period the year before. The global trend towards regionalization is lifting the entire Mexican industrial sector, but for the chemical industry in particular, 2022 was a year of nearshoring-driven growth. 



"With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, we anticipate that the sector will continue showing resilience and growth, remaining financially sound in 2023."