The former Soviet Union and the countries of the Silk Road region possess vast mineral resources in coal, iron ore, manganese, uranium, chromium, silver, gold and certain rare-earth metals and industrial minerals.
Many of our key markets are strained for capital, yet for political reasons have traditionally protected their mining sector from foreign investment. Our Russia background allows us to be especially effective in this sector, because Russia has historically exerted strong political and economic influence throughout the countries of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. Since 2015, Russia is rapidly becoming an important economic player in Iran.
Chinese investors have been pursuing mineral resources in Russia and Central Asia and will continue to do so. Chinese investors are especially interested in the “Soviet Mining Platform” that includes Russia, Kazakhstan, and other states of the former Soviet Union.