Uzbekistan’s reforms to tackle previously existing challenges in the mining sector

Artpol6 | January 26, 2017
img0 After 25 years of authoritarian rule, elected on 6 December 2017 the new President of Uzbekistan is launching reforms to address pressing economic and social issues. The creation of free conversation of the national currency is the cornerstone of the reform. President’s Mirziyoyev’s aspirations to open up the country to the international markets has caught ...

Russian economy and financial markets – going beyond the headlines

Arthur Poliakov | December 6, 2016
img0 Moscow Exchange jointly with Citigroup is holding on 6-7 December its annual Forum in London. At the opening session representatives of the Russian Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Citigroup, AFK Sistema and Polyus Gold were discussed macroeconomic outlook and gauged investor’s appetite for Russia in 2017. What are the conference give aways? ...

Subsoil code of the Republic of Kazakhstan is overgrown with amendments and “wishlists”

Arthur Poliakov | November 22, 2016
img0 Last week an analyst of MINEX Forum took part in the VII Congress of employees of mining and metallurgical sector of Kazakhstan. At the meeting the subsoil users and lawyers proposed amendments to the current edition of the subsoil code . The head of the Association of mining and metallurgical enterprises – Nikolai Radostovets suggested, ...

Precious metals to have the greatest increase in technology penetration over the next 2 years

MINEX Forum | August 25, 2016
img0 Market Research issued the new  research titled Technology Investment Priorities in Mining in Asia-Pacific 2016. The report provides a detailed analysis of investment intentions across different areas of technology in the Asia-pacific industry. The focus is on what technologies mines currently have and in which technologies they are planning to invest over the next two years. The report ...

Scandium consumption: is it possible to increase?

MINEX Forum | August 24, 2016
img0 Scandium is generating interest as a potential breakthrough mineral, particularly in the aircraft industry where it can be alloyed with aluminium to increase strength and corrosion-resistance. Mining-technology.com tries to research, can the world  mine more than 20 tonnes of scandium annually?   Scandium can be found in many rare earth and uranium deposits but in ...