Report 2 – Autonomous Mining Equipment

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RFC Ambrian has released the second report in its series on new technology and innovation. This report examines one of the most talked about areas of new technology and innovation in the mining sector, the development of autonomous mining equipment. Which has reached an important level of maturity, including both surface and underground equipment, and most notably surface mine haulage trucks…

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Buoyant commodity prices not enough to keep AUD afloat

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The Alchemist, Issue 35: Resilience in commodity prices has not been enough to prevent the Aussie dollar from being one of the worst-performing developed economy currencies of 2018. The Aussie dollar closed out in January 2019 at US$0.715, $0.137 below the price predicted by RFC Ambrian’s commodity price-based exchange rate model. The ongoing deviation between commodity prices and the AUD/USD…

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Copper M&A — The Cupboard is Nearly Bare

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We review a decade of copper M&A and preview future activity — In this piece we review the past decade’s copper M&A and identify a number of key trends. We also look at the likely acquirers of assets and assess the large-scale copper assets that are likely to be the subject of future interest and those that may become available….

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African Gold M&A — The Market’s Open

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Today we are publishing a thematic report on African Gold M&A entitled The Market is Open. In this report we take a look at the past, present and future for M&A activity in the African gold space (excluding South Africa). We review M&A activity over the past ten years to provide some context, we assess the current strategies and financial…

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