• Business risks in mining and metals 2015-2016

    Switch to growth emerges as top business risk in mining and metals, with productivity in second place. Are you in the driver’s seat for the challenges ahead?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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 Eye

    Get insights from our weekly share index that tracks the combined performance of the top twenty mining companies on AIM by market weight.

  • Global survey of audit committees

    The challenges and expectation of the audit committees, especially in mining and metals, have undergone huge transformation. We explore the implications.

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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