Mark Lackey Homes in on Golden Mining Opportunities in West Africa

Gold has been produced in Africa for thousands of years in places like Ghana and neighboring countries whose names have changed over the centuries. One thing that has not changed is that there’s still a huge amount of gold to be found and mined in West Africa. That’s what Mark Lackey likes about . . . → Read More: Mark Lackey Homes in on Golden Mining Opportunities in West Africa

Charles Gibson Unearths Hidden Mining Gems in Africa

Charles Gibson, from his vantage point in London, has a unique view of mining companies in Africa. Gibson is the head of mining for Edison Investment Research, which writes unbundled investment research on a range of companies from its offices across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. In this exclusive interview with The Gold . . . → Read More: Charles Gibson Unearths Hidden Mining Gems in Africa

Scotiabank Analyst Uncovers Mining Opportunities in Unusual Places

When Leily Omoumi, a gold analyst with Scotiabank in Toronto, turns her engineer’s eye on a mining company, she can translate insight into profits for investors. The Gold Report caught up with Omoumi at the Denver Gold Forum for this exclusive interview, in which she discusses misunderstandings about Eastern European and West African . . . → Read More: Scotiabank Analyst Uncovers Mining Opportunities in Unusual Places

Invest in Africa Now: Nana Sangmuah

Last year, Africa was the region that witnessed the strongest growth in gold-mining operations. In an exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Nana Sangmuah, managing director of research with Toronto-based Clarus Securities, expects that trend to continue and suggests some immediate smart investments in Ghana, Mali, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the . . . → Read More: Invest in Africa Now: Nana Sangmuah

Top African Gold Prospects: Brock Salier

Brock Salier, a mining analyst with GMP Securities Europe, sees plenty of gold coming out of Africa in the coming months and years. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, he says increasing political stability, good geological prospects and governmental recognition of the benefits of mining operations are reasons to look there for growth.

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Energy Stocks on Year-End Clearance Sale: Chen Lin

Attention Shoppers: There are some amazing values currently available at bargain prices in the energy department. That’s pretty much what Chen Lin told us in this exclusive interview with The Energy Report. The current level of risk aversion by most investors has left the doors wide open for those who are willing to . . . → Read More: Energy Stocks on Year-End Clearance Sale: Chen Lin

Maybe It’s Time to Give Up on Africa

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Britain’s international aid budget costs the equivalent of 22 days of national borrowing from international markets. By 2015, British Aid will have increased by 34.2% to £11.5 billion per annum. Including personal donations and state spending, Britain gives 0.8% of GDP in international aid. With state aid increasing, more people should ask: Why . . . → Read More: Maybe It’s Time to Give Up on Africa

African Success Story: Botswana

An intriguing empirical finding from the institutional perspective of economic development from Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson (link):

“Botswana has had the highest rate of per capita growth of any country in the world in the last 35 years. This occurred despite adverse initial conditions, including minimal investment during the colonial . . . → Read More: African Success Story: Botswana

Poverty, Income Inequality and Economic Development

Financial Times reports (link) on the new measure of poverty proposed by economists from Oxford University. The authors suggested the modification of current measure of poverty which, defined by the World Bank in annually published World Development Report, is currently set at the threshold of $1.25 per day or less. The new measure proposed . . . → Read More: Poverty, Income Inequality and Economic Development