Posted in category: Mineral Policy

What can your country do for you?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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Continuing our catch-up on the May Strictly Boardroom articles, that I write with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) on MiningNews.net, the next article looks at the different types of mining economy, and what this means for corporate strategy and minerals policy. Borrowing from the World Economic Forum's classification of countries, we break mining economies into three types: factor-driven,…
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Resource curse is a misnomer: achieving resource blessing is the future

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications

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Catching up on May's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net by myself and Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) the first article of the month tackles the 'resource curse'. The article entitled "Resource curse is a misnomer: achieving resource blessing is the future" looks at contradictory data on the subject produced by the World Bank. When looking at the four…
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Seven habits of a kick-ass minerals economy

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications

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How do you build an economy based on mineral resources? Allan Trench and I tried to answer this last week in our Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewspremium.net. We came up with a seven-step framework: Identify the endowment, i.e. make a decent estimate of what the undiscovered mineral potential is. Make new discoveries, i.e. incentivise exploration so that more mineral discoveries…
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Iron ore minerals policy – give Grylls a break!

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications

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This week we are joined on the MiningNewsPremium.net Strictly Boardroom column by local political consultant, Ian Radisich, to discuss the proposed 'mining tax' put forward as a policy by the Nationals Party for the upcoming elections here in Western Australia. The idea is to increase taxation on the iron ore sector to cover increasing government debts following a decline in…
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Mining 2017 – ‘The Ghosts of Politics Yet to Come’

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Strategy

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This week Allan Trench (University of Western Australia – UWA) and I complete our Dickensian trilogy on mining and politics in the Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewPremium.net. This week we are visited by the ‘ghosts of politics yet to come’, with some help from Dicken's characters: Scrooge, Fezziwig, Marley and Cratchit. The characters shape four different scenarios for how the…
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