Africa Focus: Spring 2019
Easing challenges, seizing opportunities
Countries make strides by streamlining regulations across 11 key areas
Africa has an opportunity to lead on environmental and social global best practices
The Energy Protocol of the Economic Community of West African States seeks to attract power-sector investment
As the number and type of climate-related claims against companies, governments and individuals increase worldwide, pressure is mounting on businesses to ramp up action.
Deployment of battery storage technology is gaining pace, but it may struggle to reach its full potential until energy regulation and financing solutions adapt
What will future minerals supply chains look like? Will sustainability attributes drive purchasing decisions?
Blockchain and smart contracts could deliver a much-needed productivity boost to the mining and metals global supply chain
Cross-border trends for Taiwanese investors and businesses.
Taiwan has recently emerged as an exciting new investment destination for international investors and financiers in the energy sector
Supply chains are inherently complex. They lack interoperability and are plagued by inconsistent or unavailable data.
Increasingly popular "project on project" structures for refinery and petrochemical projects have a number of advantages, but also expose project sponsors and financiers to a host of potentially costly risks in the absence of preventive measures.
An overview of rules and developments in major jurisdictions globally, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, the UK and the EU.
Green bonds allow sovereign issuers to tap into new pools of capital and meet their international environmental obligations. However, there have been only two sovereign green bond issuances to date.
The complexities and challenges associated with decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets have dampened M&A activity in the past—but change is coming
Miners find themselves in the spotlight once again as the perceived sins of the past return to haunt management teams soon to be swimming in cash
With miners staging a recovery on equity markets in 2016 and China concerns easing, growth is back on the agenda. But the recovery is not without its challenges and uncertainties.
Electric energy storage is on the cusp of a commercial breakthrough. Are markets and regulators ready?
While the commodity super cycle is a distant memory, China's recent wave of outbound acquisitions is helping to prop up global mining M&A.
Both Japan and China have significantly increased their commitment to invest in Asian infrastructure, but steps must be taken in a number of other areas to unleash the region's full potential.
Experts warn of the threat posed by super-intelligent machines, but what does this new era of automation mean for the future of work as we know it?