Mining and Metals
The global economy grows stronger each day. The recent worldwide recession took its toll on most modern economies. Only a handful seem nt to have been seriously affected by the worst recession since the 1930s. With the current economic upswing, some nations have been aggressive in their demands for copper, nickel, iron ore, alumina, coal and gold, all of which are principal ingredients of economic expansion. In the meantime, by being owners and major investors of proven resources, the great industrial economies are ensuring that they will control the commodities they need to maintain their industrial capacity and deliver their products to world markets.