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  • Phosphates and more

    Phosphates and more

    September 30, 2013

    The Moroccan government recently kick-started the exploration and exploitation of other minerals in order to bring diversity to the country’s mining sector. Although Morocco relies more on its brains than its earthen sub-strata, mining does represent an important component for the economy. In 2010 the mining sector represented 6% of the country’s GDP, about 27%… Read more

    #Africa #Mining #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Building boom

    Building boom

    September 30, 2013

    Morocco’s infrastructure boom is turning investors’ heads. Each new government budget includes more infrastructure projects, attracting bidders from Spain, Turkey, Portugal and elsewhere. Morocco is investing heavily on infrastructure to boost economic development. Cranes are omnipresent. Earth-moving equipment rumbles throughout the kingdom. There are so many road, rail, harbor and industrial infrastructure projects going on… Read more

    #Africa #Construction #Infrastructure #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Construction revival

    Construction revival

    September 25, 2013

    Chile has suffered some devastating blows recently, including the 2009 financial crisis and the 2010 earthquake. Like many sectors of the economy the construction industry is coming back strong. The February 27, 2010, earthquake that struck Chile caused an estimated $20 to $30 billion in damage to the country’s infrastructure, including 400,000 homes that were… Read more

    #America #Chile #Construction
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Underground wealth

    Underground wealth

    September 14, 2013

    The Chilean government strongly supports foreign investment in the mining sector and has modified its mining industry laws and regulations to create a favorable investing environment for foreigners. What company is the money-earning star of the Chilean economy? Escondida, a private mining company that operates the highest-producing copper mine in the world. In 2010, its… Read more

    #America #Chile #Mining
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Mining attracts renewed attention

    Mining attracts renewed attention

    September 7, 2013

    Nigeria is far richer in other minerals than the petroleum endowment for which it is best known. Nigeria has more than 34 solid minerals, including coal, bitumen and tars, gold, iron ore and barite in vast (and mostly untapped) deposits in over 450 locations nationwide that can be mined commercially. Nigeria’s solid minerals cover about… Read more

    #Africa #Mining #Nigeria
    #Guide Nigeria 2012