A report commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia and released by Deloitte Access Economics at the end of March showed the Australian mining and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry held onto its status as a global leader, not only as a mining nation but also as an innovation nation.

There’s little doubt of the vast mineral resource potential across the African continent, though investment conversation is often tempered with underlying concern over the stability of the jurisdiction and potential risk.

Australia’s mining industry delivered an unprecedented set of export figures during the December quarter – smashing quarterly performance benchmarks as it sent $13.4 billion worth of metals and coal abroad.

Despite displaying steely resolve to trumpet his campaign promises and verbalise his thoughts, the recurring theme in early stage commentary on the presidency of Donald J. Trump is that of uncertainty.

Are the tumultuous times over for Australian mining’s mid- tier and all those businesses depending on it?

The debate around Western Australian iron ore royalties has raged from the moment Brendon Grylls reassumed leadership of the WA Nationals from Terry Redman in August last year.

There are very few companies within the mining industry that operate the same way as 19th century miners worked many moons ago.

The resources sector has spent the past few years adjusting to the commodity market downturn and all of its implications, but are there signs of life emerging?

Riding high on the tailwinds of global geopolitical and economic uncertainty, Australia’s gold industry has emerged as a pillar of strength in the Australian resources sector’s recovery.

While China’s economic slowdown has contributed to some challenging times for local copper miners recently, continued demand growth out of India could help drive a red metal recovery.

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