Chairman’s Blog

March 2020

The major drop in commodity prices and the unpopularity of mining is causing exploration to stop and mines to be shutting down. The economic crisis that is affecting raw materials, when the global economy starts to recover, is likely to...

/ March 27, 2020

February 2020

by Damon de Laszlo, ERC Chairman In January we were looking at a relatively steady, if confusing, world. Two minefields, one financial and the other political, were evident, but a new and unexpected phenomenon has appeared in the form of...

/ February 2, 2020

January 2020

by Damon de Laszlo, ERC Chairman Since November it’s been difficult to “put pen to paper!” The year ended, from a general point of view, incredibly well. Stock markets at an all-time high, economies trundling along, and no major disasters...

/ January 15, 2020

November 2019

The US recovery has held up remarkably well despite Trump-created uncertainty and a worry that ten years of improving stock markets should herald an end to a period of growth and bring in a cyclical re-balancing – in other words...

/ January 15, 2020