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On 50% higher gold royalties

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

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Continuing our catch up on last year's Strictly Boardroom articles in September we looked at the proposed gold mine royalty increase by the Western Australian government. Whilst, obviously the local gold industry was not happy, and in the end lobbied successfully for the proposal to be dropped, we (alongside gold expert Sam Ulrich) thought the proposal a good opportunity for…
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Western Australian Iron Ore – Insights Far Beyond the Pilbara

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Conferences, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Research, Strategy

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Earlier this year, we were proud to help University of Western Australia MBA student, Laurent Barrere present his coursework on Fortescue Mining Group (FMG) and Western Australian (WA) iron ore, as a paper at the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Iron Ore Conference in Perth. Although locally focused the research is an excellent study on the challenges of…
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to metals exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Media, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Catching up on April's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net, we get to the 18th of the month, when we responded to a fairly solid piece on junior exploration investment in the 'West Australian' newspaper, at least within the constraints of what can be done in a sub-2 minute video: 1) check the money is going into the ground; 2) check…
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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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Generic strategies meets Fortescue Metals

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

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This week's Strictly Boardroom column with Allan Trench on MiningNewsPremium.net applies Michael Porter's 'generic strategies' to Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). So for subscribers interested in whether FMG follows a cost leadership, differentiated or focused strategy check out the article online. For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our new book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for…
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