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Mining trends 2015

Mining companies continue to contend with price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades, and a general lack of access to financing. While cautiously optimistic, growth prospects for countries like China and India remain uncertain, Japan is struggling with a mountain of sovereign debt and a rapidly aging population, and instability in the Russian border areas and the Middle East is raising concerns. Stakeholders around the globe are becoming increasingly vocal in their demands from the industry.

Now in its seventh year, this 2015 edition of Tracking the trends takes a close look at the issues that miners will face in the coming year and outlines a wealth of potential responses proposed from Deloitte member firms’ global mining professionals.

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The top 10 issues mining companies will face this year

Mining trends 2014

While long-term demand fundamentals remain strong, inflation, falling commodity prices, supply-demand imbalances, and decreased productivity levels are just some of the challenges mining firms will continue to face in the next year. Simply waiting out the market swing is not an option. Rather, pursuing innovation will help companies weather current headwinds.


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Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services provides comprehensive, integrated solutions to the mining industry. Our solutions include a wide range of advisory services that focus on the challenges and risks that impact our clients. We help organizations build value by taking a risk intelligent approach to managing financial, technology, and business risks. Our risk advisory services include enterprise risk management, information security, internal audit assistance, finance transformation, regulatory consulting, and energy trading and risk management services.


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Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services practice advises clients on managing business controversy and disputes, executing deals, and maintaining regulatory compliance. We help mining companies address serious business concerns involving fraud, forensic investigations, litigation, and reorganization. We also advise businesses on valuation issues and other matters to help them comply with today's regulatory environment. We assist mining clients with originating and executing transactions and strategic investments for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and capital planning.


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Deloitte’s Tax practice is a leading tax advisor in the U.S. and internationally. Our tax professionals include field-experienced industry practitioners, who are devoted to mining and a deep bench of technical specialists across tax disciplines and jurisdictions. We can address your need for specialized tax knowledge and supplement your tax organization, while understanding the details important to mining companies. We can help you explore ways to reduce your tax exposure, by helping you understand and manage critical tax issues and help design and implement solutions that maximize your investment in people, process, data, and technology to optimize reporting responsibilities and minimize risk. The dramatic changes occurring in the tax arena require companies to do more proactive planning to help maintain a competitive advantage.


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