Africa and the Middle East

If you’re interested in mining stocks, you can’t ignore frontier markets like Africa and the Middle East.

There’s hundreds of Aussie mining companies with operations overseas you can profit from. They’re listed right here on the ASX and you can buy them as easily as you order a pizza. You already know about the diversified giants like Rio Tinto and BHP. So does everybody else. But not many follow the smaller, usually more lucrative plays from Aussie gold miners in West Africa, potash plays in Morocco and palladium miners in South Africa.

See below for insights and analysis on the best Aussie miners operating in Africa and elsewhere.

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Iron, China and African Gold
While the spot price of iron ore shipped to China is already down 14.2% in the last month, Dr Alex Cowie is in Hong Kong trying to figure out where the Chinese are hoarding all their gold. He sent this note from a conference he's attending.