These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Mining and metals companies are grappling with unprecedented global supply restructuring in the wake of the super-cycle, with an extended period of lower and volatile commodity prices that have resulted in unparalleled impacts on earnings, balance sheets and investor perceptions of the sector, an EY reports shows.

According to the firm’s annual ranking of business risks for mining and metals companies, those that best manage the ever-evolving challenges will be best positioned to survive and thrive in the next cyclical upswing.

So here’s what you need to watch out for, according to EY:

These are the top business risks mining and metals firms face

Source: "Business risks facing mining and metals 2015–2016" (Click on image to enlarge)

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