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Global Business Reports

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Kevin Norchi, Laura Brangwin, Eduardo Arcos

British Columbia & Yukon Mining 2017 Pre-Release 2

April 26, 2017

Led by their political and economic stability, both British Columbia and Yukon have become increasingly attractive jurisdictions for investors and mining companies worldwide, as they boast substantial mineral wealth coupled with favorable business and regulatory environments. These attributes are of utmost importance at a time when global political uncertainty becomes a major risk factor across industries. Moreover, the long-lasting mining tradition in these Western Canadian jurisdictions has resulted in a myriad of leading companies serving the sector, particularly centered around Vancouver, a mining center of excellence. Across B.C., juniors are embarking on significant exploration programs this year, following renewed optimism from the investment community and appetite for new discoveries amid a perceived lack of early-stage exploration projects in the pipeline. In Yukon, the industry has experienced one of its most dynamic years in recent history, with majors from the likes of Goldcorp, Newmont, Agnico Eagle and Barrick entering the territory. As commodities and precious metals prices stabilize and economic conditions improve worldwide, investments flows are surging in B.C. and Yukon, and the industry is ready to embark on a new cycle.

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