Experts suggest the demand for gemstones sourced from Asia will continue to surge in 2018.
Although copper production may drop down this year, growth is still expected from a major copper producer, Peru.
China's increasing power may cause some friction with other countries including the U.S.
The Chinese government wants to reduce its debt; however, with so many deterrents, it's not certain if it can accomplish that.
Zinc deficit continues to lead to a bullish market.
The demand for zinc is expected to increase in the next few years due to the higher interest in electric cars.
Canada's zinc mining future is bright due to its untapped zinc deposits in its unexplored regions.
While some BRIC countries lived up to their potential, others fell from the burden of expectations.
Higher corn markets surprised producers and gave them a more positive outlook.
Among the top offenders in the world in terms of air pollution are China, Japan, U.S.A, Saudi Arabia and India.