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An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector: An in-depth study of gold and mining shares by Michael Coulson

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1. Industry Background

We start the book with a broad look at the worldwide mining industry, looking first at those countries that historically have always had a substantial private mining sector and listed mining companies.

Whilst the leading mining groups are still to be found in the old ‘English speaking’ markets, recent years have seen the flotation and/or listing of mining companies from Kazakhstan, China and Russia. In the case of Kazakhstan many of the listings have been in London and the companies have incorporated in the UK, a phenomenon I will be looking at in more detail later. China and Russia have also part privatised a number of their larger mining companies which have their primary listings in their home market, and in the case ...

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