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There is a lot of geopolitical uncertainty around the world at the moment and that could have varying effects on the industry. We cannot influence the commodity price so we must focus on controlling the factors that we can. One of the positive outcomes of the downturn is that mining companies have now become more streamlined and more disciplined in terms of their capital spending.
Innovation is of course a major issue because I believe the mining sector lags behind other industries in that regard and it is essential for the sector to strive to develop new technologies.