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Ecuador attracting mining interest, political risks weigh on Latin America outlook

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Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
The South American country of Ecuador is attracting interest among foreign mining companies, as a low-risk, high-reward market, where government remains supportive of mining, despite the February referendum restricting mining in protected areas. Market intelligence firm BMI, which publishes a mining risk and reward index, has flagged Ecuador and Argentina as the two countries with improving scores, relative to existing mining industry values.
 
 
 
 
 

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