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Chile, Atacama Region, four men at Chuquicamata Copper Refinery

Mining Copper in Africa

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.

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Africa Brief: Africa aviation potential, SADC summit, Mozambique voter registration and more

Although Africa’s aviation industry, which supported $67 billion (R662.6bn) in eco­nomic activity and 57 million jobs, was small by global stan­dards, its potential to grow was “enormous”, with a billion peo­ple spread across 20 percent of the earth’s land mass. Interna­tional Air Transport Association chief executive Tony Tyler said yesterday.He pointed out that hopes for African unity and integra­tion depended on connectivity provided by air transport. Tyler said international pas­senger demand continued to grow in April, extending the positive trend that had been developing since late last year.

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