Mining Production Index (annual change %) 2011

Patchwork Stories

  • 10/21/2014
    Atle Staalesen,
    Business interests in northern Finland have long lobbyed the project, and are now increasingly successful in lifting it up to the national agenda, BarentsObserver reports. In a Northern Finland Strategy Paper written by two northern county adminstrations and handed over to the Finnish government in spring this year, the railway project is...
  • 10/10/2014
    Atle Staalesen,
    The Barents Region is highly rich in minerals and metals and iron ore production is conducted in northern Sweden, Norway and Russia. While regional production has increased steadily over several years, the current downturn in raw material prices threatens the companies with a major setback. “We believe we can make it”, a company representative of...