Tag: market outlook

Mining & Resources

Australia’s oil and gas job market remains “cautious”

Rising costs have led to the job market in Australia's oil and gas industry quieting down, according to a new industry report. The Hays Oil and Gas Global Job Index measures employment activity in oil and gas industries across the world, tracking the number of jobs posted in the sector every quarter. Results from the fourth…

7 Mar 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Mining mergers and acquisitions expected to pick up

Following a torrid year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the mining industry, deal activity in the sector is predicted to rise once again, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). PwC expects mining activity to recover this year as developed economies stabilise and mining companies take a more strategic approach to adding assets.…

5 Mar 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

IMF: Mining exports will offset investment losses

Mining engineering investment may be winding down, but the sector will continue to make significant contributions to the Australian economy. A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) report said the resources boom has reached its peak, although a significant rise in exports will underpin the industry for years to come. The IMF stated Australia's terms of…

18 Feb 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

WA mining engineering construction shifts to production

Western Australia's mining engineering construction has been a major component of the country's resources boom in recent years. At its peak in 2012, one-third of all spending in WA's economy was on capacity expansion such as new mines and equipment. However, as Australia moves back a step from these lofty heights, it is important for…

10 Feb 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Geometallurgy and mineral sands: Turning deposits into shareholder value

The global mineral sands market is expected to remain challenging in the near term. We had the chance to speak to Greg Jones, Principal at GNJ Consulting about the role of geometallurgy when it comes to making new investment decisions, his thoughts on some of the most promising mineral sands projects and the three biggest…

21 Jan 2014, by test test

Mining & Resources

Mining industry discusses market outlook for South Australia

By Neil Murphy, CEO, South Australian Freight Council and Alex Todd, Economic Development Manager, Regional Development Australia Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula  The 7th Annual Mining South Australia conference and exhibition was again held in Whyalla in late November 2013 and brought together over industry and all levels of government  to hear about the latest developments from the…

9 Dec 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

The new Iron Age

By Francis Browne, Editorial Director – Price Group, Platts. Francis will be presenting at the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference, to be held on the 11th and 12th March 2014 in Perth. The last decade has witnessed a change in fortunes for steel makers and miners, the communities they serve and that serve them. Iron ore…

22 Nov 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper, CEO of the Port Of Portland will discuss the port supply chain and the importance of providing flexibility in a changing mineral sands market at the Mineral Sands Conference, to be held on the 4– 5 March 2014 in Melbourne Port of Portland is one of Victoria's four commercial ports. The Port handles…

15 Nov 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

South Africa to foster economic growth through iron ore beneficiation

Earlier this year, the South African government gave local beneficiation of minerals a boost by introducing a research and development (R&D) tax incentive as part of the nation’s long-term economic strategy. The tax incentive, which will provide an income tax deduction of up to 50% to eligible companies, is designed to encourage improved local technology…

29 Oct 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Industry experts deem Nickel Pig Iron innovations the most pressing issue for 2014

The global nickel market is currently facing a number of challenges and uncertainties. In the last edition of International Mining & Metals (IMM) Insights we asked our readers what they consider the most pressing issue the industry is facing in 2014. With 56% of the votes, Nickel Pig Iron (NPI) innovations clearly dominate the field.…

29 Oct 2013, by test test

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Kleber Silva

Kleber Silva is the Head of Iron Ore Mining at Arcelor Mittal Global. Previously, he was the general manager of mining operations in Brazil. Prior to joining the group in 2006, he held the same position at the Brazilian mining company CVRD. From 1997 to 1999 Mr Silva was mine planning and operations specialist at Québec Cartier…

24 Oct 2013, by test test

Leadership & Communication

Mining engineering workers ‘in high demand’

A number of mining engineering positions are in high demand across Australia as companies seek to secure the most skilled workers in the sector. This is according to new research by recruitment consultancy Hays, which highlighted various trends in employment patterns across the industry. Mining training seems to be top of the agenda in Western…

22 Oct 2013, by test test