• 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.

  • Capital confidence barometer: mining and metals

    Global deal volumes are expected to improve for the sector, with a focus on returning on capital to shareholders.

  • 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?

  • Mining in rapid growth economies

    The mining industry is shifting towards the rapid growth markets. We look at the trends in these markets and how to overcome the key challenges.

  • M&A and capital raising in mining & metals

    The third quarter of 2013 saw a significant drop in deal value and volume. Our report explores the key M&A and capital raising themes.

  • Price and currency volatility: mining and metals

    As supply begins to catch demand, we expect a period of even greater volatility in mineral prices and producer currencies. New solutions are necessary.

  • Global mining and metals tax survey

    Our survey offers insights into the challenges facing tax directors, with dramatic changes in the mining and metals space.

  • Mining services: mind the funding gap

    With the fall in commodity prices, slowing project work and equity market weakness, we examine the outlook for the 84 ASX listed mining services companies.

  • Refining IFRS: spin-off transactions

    In this issue, we explore some of the financial reporting challenges and the key areas of judgement for mining & metals entities.

Mining & Metals

Mining and metals

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 optimization. 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 2,000 mining and metals professionals in 144 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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