Ernst & Young

Weak finish for the Canadian Mining Eye Index in Q4 — EY

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index declined 13% in the last quarter last year as weak gold and nickel prices offset copper and zinc gains.

Market volatility means cash is king for mining and metals companies

Cash optimization, capital access and productivity top EY’s 2016-17 business risks.

EY: Distress and divestments to dominate mining deals in 2016

EY notes that after the fifth consecutive year of declining deal volume and values, increasing levels of financial distress will trigger more divestments, spin-offs, joint ventures and possibly hostile takeover bids.