All articles by Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell is a senior editor at Investment Monitor, with a specialisation in emerging markets. He covered foreign investment in Latin America for 13 years and for the past three years has lived in sub-Saharan Africa and written widely about the subject from that continent's perspective. Previously, in London, he was editor of Investment Adviser and news editor of Financial Adviser, both of which belong to the Financial Times Group
Opinion: Africa needs improved governance to reap the full benefits of new mining projects
Jason Mitchell argues that the energy transition creates huge economic opportunities for African countries but that new mining projects must be balanced with environmental protection and a fair distribution of profits.
How African miners rely on London for project financing
Africa is currently home to around 30% of the world’s mineral reserves and could see considerable interest for mining amid the energy transition. But, as Jason Mitchell asks, where will all the financing come from?
“Extremely profitable”: In conversation with Scotgold Resources
Jason Mitchell speaks to Phillip Day of Scotgold Resources about its development of Scotland’s first commercial gold mine and plans to ramp up its future production.
“The first of its type in Australia”: in conversation with Iluka Resources’s Tom O’Leary
Jason Mitchell speaks to Tom O’Leary of Iluka Resources about its plans to develop a fully-integrated refinery for the production of separated rare earth oxides, including neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium and terbium.
Mining and gas sectors expected to lead FDI into Africa in 2023
After a disappointing 2022, FDI in Africa looks set for a strong 2023 thanks to some lucrative mining and gas projects.
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Opinion: the Western world must end China’s stranglehold of rare earths
Jason Mitchell argues that the war in Ukraine has shown why it is absolutely vital that the United States and the Western world develop their own supply chain for rare earth elements.
Opinion: South Africa must regulate artisanal mining carefully
South Africa must be careful about the way in which it regulates artisanal mining. Otherwise, thousands of miners could lose their livelihoods.
Major project status: Ardea on the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project
Boasting around 830 million tonnes of nickel, the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project is one of the most exciting in Australia.
No sacrifices: inside nickel mining in the Philippines
The Philippines could become a significant player in the global nickel industry after a moratorium on new mining was lifted last year.
Opinion: China’s dominance of the rare earths supply chain is a geopolitical risk
The Western world must draw up its own strategic plan for rare earths; otherwise, China will be able to control the price of the metals simply by adjusting supply.