• Business risks in mining and metals 2014-2015

    Productivity takes the top spot on our business risks radar. What are the greatest challenges for the industry this year and next?

  • Resource nationalism update: April 2015

    We summarise legislative and taxation changes by country, to help you manage the implications of resource nationalism on your business.

  • Mining uncovered, April 2015

    In April’s edition of Mining uncovered, we examine transactions and financing in the sector, opportunities around working capital and the outlook for 2015.

  • Mining Eye Q4 2014

    An 18% drop in the Mining Eye index over Q4 2014 brings a sombre end to the year. What’s the outlook for 2015?

  • M&A and capital raising: 2014 trends, 2015 outlook

    Despite M&A and capital raising activity down for the fourth consecutive year, the industry has an eye on recovery. What’s the outlook for 2015?

  • Working capital management in the mining sector

    Has progress stalled in the working capital performance of the mining sector? We analyze the 80 largest mining companies to find out.

  • Productivity in mining

    Productivity has been declining since 2000, as participants chose production growth and headline revenue during the commodity boom. Reversing this trend will require broad transformation.

  • Global steel 2014

    Excess capacity is the biggest threat to the steel sector, with increased competition set to transform the market. How can steelmakers prepare for the future?

  • Productivity in labor: it is only a ceasefire

    Focusing on adjusting labor needs to the economic cycle will leave mining companies exposed to clear risks. How can you win the war for talent?

Mining & Metals

Mining the opportunities

With a strong but volatile outlook for the sector, the global mining and metals industry is focused on future growth through expanded production, without losing sight of operational efficiency and cost optimisation. The sector is also faced with the increased challenges of changing expectations in the maintenance of its social license to operate, skills shortages, effectively executing capital projects and meeting government revenue expectations.

EY’s Global Mining & Metals Center brings together a worldwide team of professionals to help you achieve your potential. Based in Sydney, our team is dedicated to offering industry insight and coordinating a network of more than 2,200 mining and metals professionals in 150 countries, who will develop practical alternatives and provide tailored solutions to the issues you face.

Key issues in today’s mining and metals environment include:




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