Africa Focus: Autumn 2020
Africa in the coronavirus era
The global mining & metals industry began the new decade on a positive note. But as the global economy is struck by the unprecedented force of the coronavirus pandemic, how is the sector positioned for life post-COVID-19?
Low prices and excess supply have pushed oil & gas balance sheets to the brink, which means raising traditional debt will remain difficult and restructurings are expected
Last year saw a slew of notable transactions in the sector despite reduced appetite overall for energy industry M&A
The global mining & metals sector is facing one of its most challenging transitions yet, as the industry is considering how it can best position itself to regain and maintain stakeholder confidence on ESG matters
The market is buzzing with speculation and activity across the battery supply chain
Managing your international business risks in 2019
Electric storage has been around for decades in the form of pumped hydro storage. But recent advances in battery and cutting-edge storage technologies have generated renewed interest in the benefits of storage.
Can tokenised mining royalties and metal streams unlock a new investor base?
Despite strong government support and growing capacity, a lengthy approval process may slow progress
An overview of rules and developments in Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the UK and the US
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
Taiwan has recently emerged as an exciting new investment destination for international investors and financiers in the energy sector
Cross-border trends for Taiwanese investors and businesses.
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.