Iron weighs heavily in mining sector expansion

Autores

  • Liliana Lavoratti

Resumo

Investors today are attracted to Brazil by commodities that have become precious because of their value for industrial development, particularly iron ore but also phosphate, potassium, nickel, gold, and even uranium. Construction for the World Cup and the Olympics is pushing up domestic demand even as places like China are buying ever more heavily. Laws the government is drafting would set up a whole new system for regulating mining and metallurgy; some provisions are causing controversy. The Growth Acceleration Program calls for federal investment in infrastructure, though some states are moving forward on their own. Liliana Lavoratti looks at the whole picture.

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Publicado

2010-05-22

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Seção

Brazilian (Mining sector)