April 1, 2014

Commodities Report

Welcome to our report on resource nationalism (or, as it is sometimes termed, “protectionism”) – a key issue affecting the commodities markets.

While the state introduction of legislation to protect the ownership and management of natural resources is not a new phenomenon, there is no doubt that it has grown and developed in the recent past.

Companies that are dependent upon contracts and agreements with governments, most obviously in the primary sector, are most exposed to political risk, as governments seek the best return for their population from the exploitation of their resources. In this report we examine the various types of resource nationalism, analyse recent incidents and give some advice on what companies can do to manage their risks.

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