Posts tagged ‘mining policy’

Mongolia Mining Policy Report Card – Mongolia Ranked Near Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, and Venezuela

By , 13 May, 2010, No Comment

Few days ago, we posted an article on Fraser Institute’s Mining Survey as obtained from the NAMBC newsletter:  Mongolia Drops in Annual Fraser Institute Mining Survey.  In this post, we will attempt to break down what it exactly means.

Mongolia Mongolia’s ranking dropped in the Fraser Institute’s Mining Survey – what exactly does it mean?

The “drop in Mongolia’s ranking” was in the “Policy potential index”, which aims to be “a ‘report card’ to governments on the attractiveness of their mining policies”.  Please see image below.

Fraser Institute Mining Policy Potential 2009/2010 showing Mongolia ranked near bottom

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Mongolia Drops in Annual Fraser Institute Mining Survey

By , 9 May, 2010, No Comment

Mongolia has dropped from 55th place to 67th place out of 72 jurisdictions in the annual Survey of Mining Companies 2009/2010, released on April 15 by the Fraser Institute, one of Canada’s leading public policy think-tanks.

This is Mongolia’s lowest ranking since 2006.  Mining industry executives rate Quebec as the world’s most attractive jurisdiction for mineral exploration and development for the third straight year

In the “policy potential index,” Mongolia was in the bottom 10 of 72 jurisdictions rated. Countries rated lower than Mongolia were the Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, the Philippines, Ecuador and Venezuela.  In 2008/2009, Mongolia ranked 55th out of 71, in 2007, 61st of 68, and in 2006-2007, 62nd of 65.  California was also in the bottom 10 this year, ranked below Indonesia.

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