Mining in the Asia Pacific: a legal overview

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There is no escaping the fact we are in the midst of recovery from the 2008/09 global financial crisis, which spared no corner of the globe. On a lighter note, there is resounding consensus around the world that the Asia Pacific fared the crisis better than most. While the United States and Europe are still reeling from the aftershock, Asia has rebounded strongly and surpassed expectations for economic growth in 2010 and 2011.

Now more than ever, our global economy turns on the success of the Asia Pacific, which has arguably overtaken the US as the global economic powerhouse. The Asia Development Bank boasts Asia “can look into a bright future of sustained growth”. The World Bank concurs, saying “the region has the potential to secure its recovery and continue on its path of rapid and sustained growth if it is able to harness opportunities and meet various challenges”.

Our intention behind this publication is not only to provide a quick and easy reference guide to the mining industry in the Asia Pacific, but also to unlock the potential in one of the most attractive economies in the world right now…

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