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The SNL Financial AB consultancy (formerly Raw Materials Group) unit has over three decades of experience in the resource sector, providing a comprehensive and comparable overview of the current and future state of the mining industry, in both emerging and developed economies.

With its global network, expertise in data generation, analyses and report writing, coupled with a long history of working with developing country governments and mining companies, SNL is a reliable source of reputable, independent analyses for the mining sector. The company delivers respected market and project reports, material flows analysis, mineral economics policy and consulting expertise.

The SNL Financial AB team’s core strength lies in its ability to combine technical knowledge with development policy, in-depth data and extensive field experience, to offer clients a holistic analysis and recommendations. SNL is a reliable source of reputable, independent analyses for the mining sector. The staff at the consultancy unit of Metals & Mining at SNL includes experienced mineral and macro economists, policy analysts, mining engineers, geologists with mining sector experience who use the firm’s proprietary databases and a global network of contacts to provide clients with in-depth research and analysis on a host of issues.

Clients include governments, international organisations, equipment suppliers and service providers, major mining companies, junior exploration companies, financial institutions and investment banks. In its work, SNL regularly reviews mining regimes, conducts assessments of mining policy and assists governments with mineral investment promotion. SNL has worked with – among others – the following governments:

  • Africa: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Europe: Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden
  • Americas: Costa Rica, Jamaica, Guyana, Peru
  • Asia: Afghanistan, China, Japan, South Korea
  • Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea

For the private sector SNL Financial AB conducts market and industry surveys, prepares global exploration and project reports, monitors and analyses production, ownership and mergers and acquisitions, and prepares customised database extracts. On behalf of mining equipment manufacturers and service providers, SNL also monitors and analyses investment trends. For international organisations, such as the European Union, Nordic Council, World Bank group, UNCTAD, OECD, African Union, African Development Bank, SNL Financial AB has conducted mining sector assessments at the country and regional level, legal and environmental assessments as well as data analysis in supply, demand and price trends in the minerals sector and investments.

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