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South East Asia Mining Report 2017

South East Asia Mining Report 2017

BMI View: Despite the rich deposits of untapped minerals on offer, we believe South East Asia's miningsector will struggle to fulfil its potential over the next few years. China's economic slowdown will remove acrucial outlet for raw material exports in the region and, more importantly, will impact the profitability ofmining ventures, with high start up costs likely to deter new investment. While states such as Myanmar havemade strides to relax the regulatory environment to encourage increased private sector investment,substantial obstacles remain across many parts of the region, including high levels of corruption andlimited infrastructure. As such, many parts of the region continue to be perceived as frontier markets as faras mining activity is concerned.

Latest Updates And Developments:

Myanmar: In January 2017, the Mines Rules, which will essentially provide the fine print detailsto supplement the amended mining legislation, were drafted and sent to the government for review. Longawaitedrevisions to the 1994 Mining Law were approved by former President U Thein Sein'sadministration in December 2015. The overhaul included changes to profit-sharing arrangements betweenthe government and companies, the types of mining permits available - including adding medium-scaleproduction, the duration of licence tenures, and penalties. It also mandates environmental managementand land rehabilitation plans, and allows for joint ventures with foreign firms. But the amendmentscannot be enforced until the more detailed regulations are finalised.


BMI Industry View
Table: SE Asia - Mining Sector Industry Values
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Cambodia: Gold To Gain Ground
Table: Cambodia - Select Minerals Production ('000 metric tonnes)
Structural Trends
Laos: Significant Growth Ahead
Table: Laos - Copper & Gold Mine Production Forecasts
Myanmar: Significant Opportunities Available
Table: Myanmar - Mining Production Forecasts
Structural Trends
South Korea: Uranium Mining Still At Exploration Stage
Thailand: Regional Underperformance To Continue
Table: Thailand - Mining Production Forecasts
Structural Trends
Vietnam: Tough Times Ahead
Table: Table: Vietnam - Mining Production Forecasts
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Asia - Asia Mining: Highest Industry Rewards Globally To Support Investment
Main Regional Features & Latest Updates
Regulatory Development
Commodities Forecast
Commodity Prices - Performance And Forecasts
Table: BMI Commodities Views
Table: Select Commodities - Performance & BMI Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
Key Players
Table: Largest Mining Companies In South East Asia - Key Financial Data
Company Profile
Banpu Public Company Ltd
Table: Banpu - Key Financial Data
Lanna Resources Public Company
Table: Lanna Resources - Key Financial Data
Regional Overview
Asia - Asia Mining: The Five Key Themes
China To Generate Volatility
Indonesia's Mineral Ore Export Ban To Be Moderated
India Mining To Outperform
Heightened Environmental Protection
Resource Nationalism To Weigh On Investment
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Mining Risk/Reward Index Indicators - Explanation and Sources

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