50th annual BC mining report
Over the last 50 years, the mining industry has been through many commodity cycles. It’s starting to bounce back from the most recent downturn that began after metal prices dropped from record or near-record highs in 2011.
Our 50th annual British Columbia mining report explores some of the opportunities and challenges for the mining sector in BC—a key contributor to the province's economy and Canada’s GDP.
Building value above ground
The ongoing recovery cycle is compelling Canada’s leading mining companies to adopt unique strategies, ones that stand out from approaches used in the past.
In Building value above ground, we explore regional trends that show how innovative players in the sector are responding to forces of change by developing strong—and in some cases untraditional—relationships in the communities where they operate, including with educational institutions, governments, community members and local businesses.
Preparing for growth
Canada’s major mining companies have entered a period of relative stability after weathering a period of boom, bust and recovery. The sector has been paying down debt, improving balance sheets and judiciously investing in capital projects. Increasing efficiency and maintaining flexibility are now key goals to capitalize on the next stages of the cycle.
Preparing for growth explores the realities and priorities of public mining companies headquartered in Canada. It offers a summary of financial analysis of the top 25 listings by market capitalization on the TSX.
The power of partnership
Canadian mining companies are increasingly embracing the power of partnerships as those in the industry understand that working together with industry outsiders offers a new lens through which to see opportunities, bringing more diversity of thought to issues.
In The power of partnership, we look at some of the impacts and benefits of proven financial partnerships, as well as the potential of new alliances in the area of digital transformation.
Junior mine 2017: Confidence rekindled
Valuations within the junior mining sector rose for a second straight year in 2017, crystallizing a delicate recovery, as management teams opened battened hatches and considered a brighter future.
As a group, the top 100 mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) are in better shape than they have been in the last several years and showed more willingness to keep ahead of change. The rising number of exploration projects, financings and mergers and acquisitions indicates a renewed confidence in the sector.