Canadian Mining Journal


  • Feature

    Preparing for the New Year with robust risk management

    December 1, 2014 by Bruce Sprague

    Over the last year we’ve been talking about a variety of business issues fac­ing the mining and metals sector in Canada and abroad. As we prepare to ring in another New Year we’re taking a closer look at some of the top risks…

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    SURVEY: Miners optimistic but not looking at M&A deals

    May 14, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    The latest survey of global mining and metals companies conducted by Ernst & Young’s Vancouver office found that only 24% of mining and metals companies planned to pursue mergers and acquisitions in 2013, despite the fact that 57% of mining…

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    Capital strike drives new growth challenges

    May 1, 2013 by Bruce Sprague

    Cost and execution challenges have created a very different environment in the sector over the last year and, as a consequence, far more risk-averse shareholders for mining companies. These new investors are more tuned in to changes in market…

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    COMMENT: Value of Canadian mining deals drops 37% in 2012: Ernst & Young

    February 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    VANCOUVER – Canadian mining deal value and volume fell 37% and 19%, respectively, in 2012 compared to a year earlier, according to Ernst & Young’s new report Mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in mining and metals: 2012 trends, 2013…

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    Turning risks into results in 2013

    January 1, 2013 by Bruce Sprague

    Risk is an inherent part of doing business in the global mining and metals industry. But in an industry that’s ever-evolving it’s hard to predict what’s coming around the corner. Understanding your company’s risk profile…

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    Exciting times ahead for CMJ readers

    December 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Editor Russell Noble is pleased to announce that starting next month, Canadian Mining Journal will be featuring two new and exclusive contributors in the magazine.

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    A look at resource nationalism, skills shortage and infrastructure risks

    September 1, 2012 by Bruce Sprague

    Resource nationalism remains the number one risk for mining and metals companies as governments around the world continue to impose new taxes, royalties and levies on extracting their resources. Since the global financial crisis, the sector has…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Value, volume of Canadian mining deals drops

    August 7, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Vancouver-based Ernst & Young has taken a look at the value and volume of Canadian mining and metals deals and found them to be down 41% and 26%, respectively. The reasons are twofold: rising capital costs and softening commodity prices.

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    MINING TRENDS: Canada tops list for mining deals says Ernst & Young

    June 5, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    VANCOUVER – Canada topped the global mining and metals sector as the number one target destination by total deal value in Q1 2012, says Ernst & Young.

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    Appetite for mining and metals deals remains strong

    June 1, 2012 by Richard Crosson

    While continued economic and market uncertainty saw global mining and metals deal volume and value decrease by 34% and 20% respectively year over year, a strong pipeline of M&A reveals a renewed appetite to do deals. In fact, mining and…

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    Conflict mineral readiness: what companies need to know

    January 1, 2012 by Charlene Easton

    Canadian mining and metals companies’ corporate social responsibility is about to get a lot more interesting as an uptake in regulations and frameworks for due diligence on mineral supply chains in conflict-affected and high-risk areas emerge…

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    ERNST & YOUNG SURVEY: Mining deals in first half of 2011 double year earlier

    August 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    VANCOUVER – According to information compiled by Ernst & Young, the value of mining and metals deals involving Canadian companies in the first half of 2011 was double what it was in 1H 2010. Canadians made more acquisitions (196) than…