Ernst & Young’s annual report rates the top ten risks that are affecting the mining and metals sector.

Ernst & Young is a Gold Sponsor of Mines and Money London 2013, Europe’s leading capital raising and mining investment forum which attracts more than 3,000 investors and developers annually for deal-making, knowledge sharing and market analysis.

Last year’s report put Resource Nationalism in the top spot. But this year, raising from the #8 position in 2012/2013, Capital Allocation and Access is the top ranked risk affecting the industry. This report provides in-depth coverage of each risk and suggests strategies to mitigate and overcome them.  Other risks appearing in the top ten are:

Margin protection and productivity improvement

Resource nationalism

Social license to operate

Skills shortage

Price and currency volatility

Capital project execution

Sharing the benefits

Infrastructure access

Threat of substitutes

Read the full report here.