SINGAPORE (Dec 20): With numerous industries around the world depending on the supply of minerals and metals, miners are pivotal to the global economy. Yet, miners seem to have encountered a tough year, grappling with issues such as geopolitical uncertainties and a slowing global economy.

According to KPMG’s 2019 outlook, macro financial risks pose the biggest risk to the mining industry. Other factors include access to capital, an economic downturn and political instability.

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