For whatever reason, capital from outside the mining industry is now starting to become available to it. Interestingly, the well-known shorts in the mining shares could well be in trouble but it is probably too late to do the same for silver.
It will be the miners who are still undervalued and have growth potential that will really benefit from this next round of QE and rising gold prices. Expect to hear more stories about investments coming to the mining sector.
Ivory Coast in West Africa has been known as the world's largest cocoa producer. But the country's governments have taken steps over the years to diversify the Ivorian economy, which has meant efforts to increase exploration and mining.