We view Kazakhstan as a politically stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction. We have a loyal and experienced work force with mining in their heritage, and the country is highly competitive

We benefit from low cost power combined with a favourable local currency, and from the country’s well-developed infrastructure and transport links.

Kazakhstan has the sixth largest reserves of natural resources in the world, ranking amongst the world’s top producers of chromite, lead, zinc and uranium. It is also a significant producer of oil and gas, copper, gold and iron ore.

Kazakhstan is a central location for the development of natural resources, combining its mineral endowment with its geographical location close to many commodity markets and business centres, such as China and Europe.

Kazakhstan’s economy is the largest in Central Asia. Along with Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan is a member of the Eurasian Customs union, which has helped the country to increase its global platform. Kazakhstan has free trade of goods, labour and capital within this customs area. Kazakhstan is also a member of the WTO, the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), amongst other organisations.

Facts about Kazakhstan

  1. Of the 110 elements from Mendeleev’s table of chemical elements, 99 have been detected in Kazakhstan, and 60 are in production or exploration
  2. In 2015, Kazakhstan’s GDP per capita was $10,739 (Source: World Bank)
  3. The mining sector’s contribution to GDP per capita in 2015 was 13.3%
  4. Kazakhstan became the first former Soviet republic to repay all of its debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2000, 7 years before it was due
  5. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest landlocked country in the world
  6. With a small population of just over 17 million, the territory of modern Kazakhstan is home to more than 120 ethnic groups and nationalities
  7. At 7,513km, Kazakhstan’s border with Russia is the longest continuous land border in the world
  8. Most of the country is extremely flat and barren. This is the famous “steppe” (semi-arid and generally without trees, this area is extremely hot in summer and very cold in winter)
  9. Kazakhstan is so large that the distance from one end to the other is about the same as from London to Istanbul
  10. Located in Kazakhstan, Lake Balkhash is the second largest salt water lake in the world, and it is unique in that it comprises half saltwater and half freshwater
  11. The first manned space flight was made from Baikonur cosmodome located in Kazakhstan
9th

largest country in the world

Given its position as the world’s top copper producing country, we were pleased to have the opportunity to diversify our asset base into Chile by investing in Copper Bay

The mining sector is one of the key pillars of the Chilean economy. The country contains over a third of the world’s copper reserves and copper is Chile’s main export, generating over 20% of government income. Commodities in general make up approximately 60% of the country’s exports.

Copper has been mined in northern Chile since before colonial times, and this land area was won from Peru and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific in the late 1800s. Chile is home to many of the world’s largest copper mines, such as Chuquicamata and El Teniente.

During president Salvador Allende’s rule, Chile nationalised many of the nation’s copper mines and formed state-owned copper mining giant, CODELCO, which reportedly has copper reserves for over 200 years. Chile has a modern mining code, security of tenure and well developed infrastructure in order to support its mining business.

Chile is a politically stable, high income economy and seen as one of the leading Latin American countries in competitiveness, per capita income and low corruption. Chile became the first South American country to join the OECD in 2010. Chile is also a member of many other international organisations, such as the UN, Organization of American States, the Pacific Alliance, IMF and the World Bank.

2015 GDP per capita was $22,197, (Source: OECD) with GDP growth at 2.1%.

Facts about Chile

  1. The driest place on earth, the Atacama desert, is in Chile. This geographical area also contains many of the country’s copper mines
  2. Chile’s total area is 756,950km2
  3. At 17.8 million, Chile’s population is similar to Kazakhstan’s
  4. Chile’s Andes mountain range has over 1,300 volcanoes, with many still active
  5. At over 6,500km, Chile has one of the longest coast lines in the world. However, the country is very narrow
  6. Chile is in the top ten of the world’s wine producing countries
+ KAZAKHSTAN

We view Kazakhstan as a politically stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction. We have a loyal and experienced work force with mining in their heritage, and the country is highly competitive

We benefit from low cost power combined with a favourable local currency, and from the country’s well-developed infrastructure and transport links.

Kazakhstan has the sixth largest reserves of natural resources in the world, ranking amongst the world’s top producers of chromite, lead, zinc and uranium. It is also a significant producer of oil and gas, copper, gold and iron ore.

Kazakhstan is a central location for the development of natural resources, combining its mineral endowment with its geographical location close to many commodity markets and business centres, such as China and Europe.

Kazakhstan’s economy is the largest in Central Asia. Along with Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan is a member of the Eurasian Customs union, which has helped the country to increase its global platform. Kazakhstan has free trade of goods, labour and capital within this customs area. Kazakhstan is also a member of the WTO, the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), amongst other organisations.

Facts about Kazakhstan

  1. Of the 110 elements from Mendeleev’s table of chemical elements, 99 have been detected in Kazakhstan, and 60 are in production or exploration
  2. In 2015, Kazakhstan’s GDP per capita was $10,739 (Source: World Bank)
  3. The mining sector’s contribution to GDP per capita in 2015 was 13.3%
  4. Kazakhstan became the first former Soviet republic to repay all of its debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2000, 7 years before it was due
  5. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest landlocked country in the world
  6. With a small population of just over 17 million, the territory of modern Kazakhstan is home to more than 120 ethnic groups and nationalities
  7. At 7,513km, Kazakhstan’s border with Russia is the longest continuous land border in the world
  8. Most of the country is extremely flat and barren. This is the famous “steppe” (semi-arid and generally without trees, this area is extremely hot in summer and very cold in winter)
  9. Kazakhstan is so large that the distance from one end to the other is about the same as from London to Istanbul
  10. Located in Kazakhstan, Lake Balkhash is the second largest salt water lake in the world, and it is unique in that it comprises half saltwater and half freshwater
  11. The first manned space flight was made from Baikonur cosmodome located in Kazakhstan
9th

largest country in the world

+ CHILE

Given its position as the world’s top copper producing country, we were pleased to have the opportunity to diversify our asset base into Chile by investing in Copper Bay

The mining sector is one of the key pillars of the Chilean economy. The country contains over a third of the world’s copper reserves and copper is Chile’s main export, generating over 20% of government income. Commodities in general make up approximately 60% of the country’s exports.

Copper has been mined in northern Chile since before colonial times, and this land area was won from Peru and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific in the late 1800s. Chile is home to many of the world’s largest copper mines, such as Chuquicamata and El Teniente.

During president Salvador Allende’s rule, Chile nationalised many of the nation’s copper mines and formed state-owned copper mining giant, CODELCO, which reportedly has copper reserves for over 200 years. Chile has a modern mining code, security of tenure and well developed infrastructure in order to support its mining business.

Chile is a politically stable, high income economy and seen as one of the leading Latin American countries in competitiveness, per capita income and low corruption. Chile became the first South American country to join the OECD in 2010. Chile is also a member of many other international organisations, such as the UN, Organization of American States, the Pacific Alliance, IMF and the World Bank.

2015 GDP per capita was $22,197, (Source: OECD) with GDP growth at 2.1%.

Facts about Chile

  1. The driest place on earth, the Atacama desert, is in Chile. This geographical area also contains many of the country’s copper mines
  2. Chile’s total area is 756,950km2
  3. At 17.8 million, Chile’s population is similar to Kazakhstan’s
  4. Chile’s Andes mountain range has over 1,300 volcanoes, with many still active
  5. At over 6,500km, Chile has one of the longest coast lines in the world. However, the country is very narrow
  6. Chile is in the top ten of the world’s wine producing countries