• IRIS Commentary

    Chinese Binding Agreements?

    by  • September 8, 2012 • IRIS Commentary

    Very often a foreign company getting into an agreement with a Chinese counterpart will find that when an agreement is signed, it seemed that the Chinese will want to alter the signed agreement, over and over again. Foreign companies should realise that in most instances, the signed agreement is just the starting point towards...

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    Have We Hit Bottom Yet?

    by  • August 24, 2012 • IRIS Commentary

    Estimates for China is for a softer 3rd Qtr and expectations of an improvement in the 4th Qtr, possibly signalling a potential recovery in commodities as China’s economic growth picks up again. These are forecasts that may suggest that the year’s loss of between 30 – 50% in stock prices could be bottoming, with...

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    Exploration Requires Foresight, Peserverence, Research and Capital

    by  • August 18, 2012 • IRIS Commentary

    Outback Australia

    Most of the existing mines today were discovered decades ago, only to be finally brought on-stream by the companies working patiently to assess the mine economics, the technologies and viability under strict environmental conditions imposed, as the world’s development causes climate change, putting more pressure on companies to adopt / enforce clean development mechanisms....

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