March 25, 2017

Megan Wolfram, iJET senior intelligence manager - Asia/Pacific  - The Philippine government shocked the mining sector in February by ordering the closure of more than half of the country's mines and the suspension of one third of mining contracts. While the move is unlikely to affect economic or social conditions significantly in the Philippines, it has prompted concerns over the rule of law and possible abuse of power. The planned closures have also shaken investor confidence, and raised concerns that other industries could be targeted in the future.   Subscription required.