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Report rates countries on political risk

Of 25 countries, United States ranks No. 6 for mining investment, but ties for last with Papua New Guinea for permitting delays

Mineral consulting group Behre Dolbear Group Inc. released its 2013 "Ranking of Countries For Mining Investment Where Not to Invest." Since 1999 the group has compiled annual political risk assessments from key players in the global mining industry.

Geology and mineral potential are not considered in this survey, since such potential is inherently indicated by the fact that mineral exploration, de...


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