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Mining Perspectives Forum, Beijing
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Intercontinental Hotel Beijing
As uncertainty over future economic growth and trade disputes continue to make headlines, let us not forget some of the more positive outcomes of 2018. The S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 29th annual Corporate Exploration Strategies study, found that the global exploration budget for nonferrous metals increased to an estimated US$10.1 billion in 2018 from US$8.5 billion in 2017. This was the second consecutive year of growth, following four years of shrinking commitment to exploration. In 2018, lithium exploration budgets reached a new high of US$247.1 million — a 58% increase year over year.
In the same year, gold was hindered by the dollar’s success, falling to US$1,283/oz at year-end from US$1,318/oz at the start of the year. Despite the fall in price, China is experiencing a gold rush. According to S&P Global Ratings report “The Gold Standard: What Differentiates China’s Biggest Precious Metal Miners” (published in November 2018), the country’s top gold companies are furiously raising funds for expansion.
Join us at S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Mining Perspectives Forum in Beijing. Engage and gain essential insights with our analysts on the following topics:
Global exploration trends: How are mining companies allocating their exploration budgets worldwide?
China mining outlook on gold and coal
Lithium supply and costs: Understand the costs, margins and supply outlook for lithium
The recent acquisition of major mineral assets by Chinese companies and their impact on the mining industry.
What are the opportunities and challenges for Chinese mining companies in the future, such as cobalt lithium nickel and other lithium battery materials?
What are the future overseas investment trends/opportunities for Chinese mining companies?
What changes need to be noted in the global and Chinese commodity markets in 2019? How may the prices of major metals (precious, non-ferrous and ferrous) perform?
Will ongoing trade uncertainty affect the credit trends of China's commodity markets/mining companies?
Adam WebbHead of Mine Economics, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Adam is head of Mine Economics working within the Metals & Mining Research team at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Full Bio
Adam is the Head of Mine Economics working within the Metals & Mining Research division at S&P Global Market Intelligence. He is responsible for developing the Mine Economics product and manages a team of analysts. The primary focus of the Mine Economics team is building asset level production and financial models of mining operations across the globe, and producing data and research articles to provide valuable insights to our clients.
Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, Adam spent four years working as a geologist on mine sites in Western Australia. He worked on active mine sites, as well as exploration and development properties which helped him develop a detailed understanding of the practicalities of the mining industry.
He has a BSc in Earth Science from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and an MSc in Geochemistry from the University of Leeds. Minimize
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