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Accurate short term prediction of iron ore pricing is said to more an art than a science, yet many financial institutions and mining companies are making decision on projects with 10 year development time and 30 year life with this price volatility front of mind.
In February 2013, KPMG in Chile published the Quarterly Commodity Insights Bulletin, focusing on Copper. With overall copper demand expected to increase 3.6% in 2013 and 4.3% in 2014, the following are some of the insights gleaned from the Bulletin… World copper mine production increased 2% year-on-year to 16.60Mt in 2012. Production from Chile, the world’s largest copper producer, increased 4% year-on-year to 5.48Mt, after a lower mine production in 2011 due to a series of labour disputes, extreme weather, and declining ore grades.
Healthcare demands in Africa are changing. Providing access to clean water and sanitation, battling ongoing communicable diseases, and looking for cures for preventable deaths still dominate the healthcare agenda in many African countries. This edition of Invest Africa takes an in-depth look at the state of healthcare on the continent. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 11% of the world population, yet bears 24% of the world’s disease burden.