Trends in the World Wide Mining Industry
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The second volume of this book series is based on a symposium held at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology in summer 2001 and focuses on various aspects of and recent developments in the global management of the resource industry. It ranges from an analysis of recent mergers and acquisitions within the world wide resources industry over a brief introduction of the Global Mining Initiative, GMI reflecting the new awareness of the resource industry to peculiar problems the resource-rich southern Africa mining industry faces. Additionally developments and activities in the world coal industry and future perspectives are unfold. As a major issue of the international mining industry financing risky projects in emerging or developing countries is illustrated with an example from Kazakhstan. Another important contribution depicts the important role traders have in marketing the mine product to the final customers. Based on the extensive insider know-how of the author an overview of developments and trends in the aluminum recycling business is given. Finally, the expected impacts of new high-tech-developments on the mining industry in terms of requirements for raw materials are summarized.