Improved metals pricing is incentivising miners in Latin America to take mothballed projects back into development. But environmental opposition, labour disputes and pricing cyclicality mean high risk and high cost of debt. Consequently, sponsors are taking a multi-sourced approach to financing, minimising overall cost while maintaining financial flexibility.
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