In the valley of gold

Val-d’Or, a sub-arctic town in North Quebec,is isolated from the global economic crisis: its economy is booming; fueled by rich gold deposits from the massive Canadian Malartic mine – and gold prices are surging, having reached over $1800, up from about $1300 last year.

Read More

The mining boom and political risk

Rising precious metal prices are changing the entire economics of mining because they reduce cut-off grades and make previously unviable orebodies economic, while drill results that may have been mediocre at US$1,400 gain attraction as prices rise, allowing junior exploration companies to tap new investment.

Read More

SEZs in ASEAN: Opportunities for US Investors

As multinationals look to diversify their supply chains and manufacturing facilities out of China, foreign investment in ASEAN is expected to accelerate. The industrial real estate sector should see strong growth across the region, particularly in Vietnam, where the supply of ready-built factories and warehouses is expected to increase by over 25 percent this year.

Read More

Access Asia Group Welcomes George McLeod as Managing Partner

SINGAPORE: Access Asia Group (“AAG”) is pleased to welcome George McLeod as a new Managing Partner. George will be based in between Thailand and Canada and will drive AAG’s continued expansion as a leading investigations provider. He brings over 20 years’ experience to AAG that includes serving as PwC’s regional head of Corporate Intelligence. He also served as a financial journalist and a United Nations spokesman. “We are thrilled to bring George on board. Access Asia Group is a fast-growing firm in the investigative due diligence sector; positioned in a region leading the world in growth, innovation and opportunity. George […]

Read More