Beneficiation In The Mining Sector

This week, Risk Watchdog discusses beneficiation in the mining sector with Ed Coughlan, the head of BMI’s mining analysis research team. Concerned that local populations are not benefiting from a mining boom, a number of governments in the developing world are seeking to boost employment by demanding that miners build value-added refineries and processing facilities in the countries where they have operations. Will these policies succeed in developing local processing industries in developing economies, or is this just empty rhetoric? We discuss the impact of calls for beneficiation in the mining sector in investment across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.