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How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.

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Leading U. S. Steel in challenging times
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Leading U. S. Steel in challenging times

CEO Mario Longhi discusses leading the company through a difficult period, its search for growth, and what constitutes success.

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Getting big mining projects right: Lessons from (and for) the industry

– Overruns and delays are common in big mining projects. Intelligent interventions can improve the odds of success—particularly... on distressed projects.
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Downsizing the US coal industry: Can a slow-motion trainwreck be avoided?

– The US coal industry faces not just overcapacity but crippling liabilities that will outlive mine closures. Setting the industry... on a viable course will require all stakeholders to step up with new ideas.
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How digital innovation can improve mining productivity

– With profits down, miners are focused on improving their productivity. Digital innovation could provide a breakthrough.
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Is there hidden treasure in the mining industry?

– Low equity prices may offer important M&A opportunities for the mining industry.
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Leading U. S. Steel in challenging times

– CEO Mario Longhi discusses leading the company through a difficult period, its search for growth, and what constitutes success.
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Can bioenergy replace coal?

– Europe wants 27 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030. Bioenergy has the potential to help the continent... reach that goal, but it requires an industry comeback.
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Perspectives on the diamond industry

– Are diamonds really forever? Our analysis suggests that even under the most pessimistic demand scenario, and aggressive supply... scenario, industry fundamentals will likely be positive. Nonetheless, rapid change is ahead, and companies must position themselves carefully to take advantage of growth opportunities.
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Riding the resource wave: How extractive companies can succeed in the new resource era

– With economic and social expectations rising in resource-rich countries, extractive companies must re-think how they do business.

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