Issue 1, 2013

Mining uncovered

Business updates for Oceania's mining leaders

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Welcome to Mining uncovered, your regular e-magazine which shares our insights and experiences, from working with you and your industry peers, and discusses emerging issues in the mining and metals sector.

In this first edition, we discuss how the focus of risk in the sector has swung. The Business risks facing mining and metals 2013-2014 report illustrates the top risks for mining and metals companies and commodities, outlining our view of other major challenges that could pose a threat in the near future.

Our EY Capital Equipment Group recently launched the Secondary market for yellow goods in Australia paper. The results are compelling and confirm the significant changes in supply and demand, resulting in a dramatic downward shift in values over that time.

Finally, we take a look at Mergers, acquisitions & capital raising – 2013 1H trends. M&A and capital raising activity in January – June 2013 has been subdued. We discuss how management teams across the industry are focused on cost containment, margin improvement and asset optimisation at the expense of high risk capital expenditure, acquisitions or exploration.

We trust you’ll find Mining uncovered valuable and welcome your feedback.

Scott Grimley
Oceania Mining & Metals Leader
Phone: +61 3 9655 2509


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  Trends in transactions and financing

  Regulation and compliance