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June 17, 2015

MINE digital magazine: Issue 34

In this issue: The growing market for bulk material handling products and technologies, nickel-containing car batteries to the rescue, Japan and Australia’s economic partnership agreement, mothballing mines, and more

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MINE digital magazine: Issue 34 | June 2015

The bulk material handling products and technologies market is expected to reach $62.36bn by 2020. Mining companies are traditionally the highest contributing end-users, but is it realistic to expect this trend to continue? We speak to the author of a new industry report to learn more. The future’s also looking bright for nickel, and hope comes in the form of nickel-containing car batteries. We find out how increased output of electric and hybrid cars could impact the market.

In India, we ask how the government can clear violent rebels from areas of conflict to free up $80bn in mineral investment opportunities; and we look into the impact of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement on the two countries and the wider industry. Going much further afield, we discuss a new bill allowing companies to keep resources produced from asteroid mining.

We also look at General Electric and Komatsu’s big data analysis tool which aims to boost efficiency through improved truck maintenance, and investigate the pros and cons of mothballing mines in today’s market.

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In this issue

Space PoliticsThe House of Representatives in the US recently passed a bill allowing companies to keep resources produced from asteroid mining. Gary Peters asks what impact this will have on space exploration and the possibility of space mining.Read the article.

Unlocking India’s Iron OreAreas of central and eastern India hold some of the world’s largest iron ore deposits but they are inaccessible due to an ongoing Maoist insurgency across the region. Chris Lo asks how the government can clear the area of violent rebels to free up $80bn in mineral investment opportunities.Read the article.

Building an EmpireAn economic partnership agreement between Japan and Australia has been hailed as a landmark trade liberator, strengthening ties between the economies and increasing two-way trade in minerals. Gary Peters investigates the impact of this partnership on the industry as a whole.Read the article.

Weathering the StormAs prices continue to decline, isolated occurrences of mothballed projects have gradually snowballed into closures on a much wider scale. Chris Lo assesses the pros and cons of mothballing mines in today’s market. Read the article.

Batteries to the Rescue?Higher than expected supply and a drop-off in demand have resulted in a weak nickel market in 2015 so far, but could a boom in electric vehicle output signal change? Elly Earls speaks to IHS and Wood Mackenzie to find outRead the article.

Bulking UpThe global bulk material handling products and technologies market is expected to grow significantly, according to a new report, and technological advancement in the mining industry is identified as a key driver. Ross Davies finds out more from the report’s author.Read the article.

Big Data in ActionGeneral Electric and Komatsu are set to launch big data analysis services for mining customers in a bid to boost efficiency through improved truck maintenance. Heidi Vella-Starr finds out moreRead the article.

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April saw Peru’s latest strike in ongoing disputes between the government, mining companies and locals. Just how bad is the situation exactly, and how is it affecting mining business in the country?

Meanwhile, the EU is investing in mineral processing technologies as it looks to unlock previously inaccessible small-scale mineral deposits. We learn how the €7.4m FAME initiative aims to revive European industry that has long gone into decline. In Australia, we ask why the country seems divided over uranium mining, and speak to the NSW Association of Mining and Exploration Companies about improving mining in the state.

We also look into Barclays’ decision to stop financing mountaintop removal mining, and find out about a new good practice guide to prevent and manage health and safety incidents.

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Cyberattacks continue to rise every year and no sector seems to be immune. Hackers target sensitive information such as organizational, client, and financial data, as well as intellectual property (IP) and proprietary functions. As digital transformation becomes a top priority for many organizations, traditional perimeter-based security models are no longer sufficient to address the growing cybersecurity concerns. Against the backdrop, enterprises explore zero trust as it takes a micro-level approach to authenticate and approve access at every point within a network. Reasons to read: The cybersecurity landscape is swiftly changing, and businesses need more awareness to meet the evolving change. The report highlights the current state of play and the future potential of the zero trust approach in cybersecurity to protect critical digital infrastructure of enterprises across sectors such as financial services, healthcare, telecom, and transportation, among others. Read our report and gather insights on the following topics:
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  • Major industries and key players
  • Drivers and challenges
  • Top funded startups and Mergers & Acquisitions
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