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How to Not Conduct Mining Policy

11/14/2014 12:28:03 PM

The Kyrgyz Republic could well serve as the poster child for disastrous mining policy. The former Soviet satellite recently made a move to seize rare earth projects held by Canadian firm Stans Energy.
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NWT Takes Advantage of Devolution

11/10/2014 04:09:43 PM

The Northwest Territories (NWT) has taken its first step towards developing its own resources since devolution took place. The CBC is reporting that the territory has approved a potential mining development’s environmental assessment. The review was also completed in two months, when the initial timeline was for the review to be completed in seven, signaling that, at least for the moment, long regulatory approval times will not act as an impediment to potential investment.
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Kazakhstan’s on the Right Path

10/22/2014 11:09:04 AM

Kazakhstan is finding out that even small changes in policy can pay off. Bloomberg is reporting that Kazakhstan is set to ease rules on foreign investment in mining and is planning on awarding between 50 and 100 new mining licenses beginning next year. Erlan Sagadiev, Kazakhstan’s deputy minister investments and development was quoted as saying that “[n]ext year will probably be the most active year and we would expect international mining companies coming in and bidding.”
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