Despite disruptions during Q1 2020, global coal production is expected to grow, albeit by a marginal 0.1% to 8.13 billion tonnes (Bnt) in 2020.
Health and safety
While the scale and consequences of the Brumadinho dam failure were extreme, other tailings dam failures have occurred on a regular basis.
Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check Standard Bank anticipates miners will continue to pursue pockets of opportunity.
The World Platinum Investment Council believes 2019 looks encouraging for platinum group metals based on continued demand growth for platinum.
BCG has identified 10 priority interventions and the roles South Africa’s Government and mining industry can play in them.
The World Gold Council anticipates that key factors that drove gold in the second half of 2018 will continue to hold sway over the market in 2019.
Business and policy
The advent of 2019 has made it clear that the path to economic recovery for Zimbabwe will require significant foreign direct investment.