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Rebuilding the silk road

Asian economies smooth path for Silk Road resurrection

Across central Asia, from China to Kazakhstan, economies are set to benefit from the re-opening of trade routes along the historic Silk Road. Significant investment has already been made to improve the infrastructure along the route, but further investment, more cohesion between the central Asian countries involved and more politically stability in the region as a whole is needed if this great passageway between Asia and Europe is to return to its former glory.
 

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Protests put blot on Latin America's investment landscape

Latin America's stellar reputation with investors has been dented of late by a series of protests in the region regarding mining and infrastructure projects, with fears being voiced that a number of the demonstrations are more about political opportunism than they are about the impact of these projects on local communities.

Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi mine

Mongolia set for resources boom

Leading global operators are turning their attention further east, eyeing mineral-rich Mongolia’s potential to become the next commodities hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Asia drives M&A activity in natural resources

The natural resources sector has seen a year of massive investment, with a record value of mergers and acquisitions in 2010. Much of this demand has come from power-hungry Asia

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Sierra Leone seeks to move on from troubled past

Sierra Leone remains stuck in poverty in the wake of a catastrophic civil war. However, the west African country has great potential for foreign investment, says its trade and industry minister David Carew

Peru mining

Peru looks beyond mining sector

Peru's mineral wealth and strategic location as a trading route between Latin America and China have seen its economy enjoy impressive GDP growth over the past few years. However, with elections due next year, the new government's main task will be to diversify its mining-dependent economy

Japan taps into African oil

Japanese government initiatives spur companies to enter sub-Saharan African oil and mineral markets.

Vedanta reveals expansion plans

UK mining group Vedanta Resources is planning to invest $20bn in India in the next four years to expand its metals, mining and electricity generation operations in the country.

CNPC to open Syria oil refinery

Syria’s oil and mineral resources ministry has signed an agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to build a refinery in the country.

Great prospects

Afghanistan boasts a wealth of natural assets, including metals, minerals and gemstones. The government is keen to open up the mining sector to investment but first needs to reform legislation.

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