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

Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
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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